Former Oklahoma State wrestler Daniel Cormier will defend his UFC Light Heavyweight championship against Jon Jones on April 23 at UFC 197 at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The flyweight championship will also be on the line between champion Demetrious Johnson and 2008 freestyle Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. The UFC announced both fights Saturday during Fight Night 82 on Fox Sports 1.
This is the first match for Jones since he had to vacant the championship after he pled guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident and was granted a conditional discharge by Bernalillo County Second Judicial District Court. Jones must serve 18 months of supervised probation.
Cormier (17-1) submitted Anthony Johnson by rear naked choke in the third round to win the vacant title at UFC 187. He defended his title against Alexander Gustafsson on Oct. 3 at UFC 192 in Houston. Cormier won the back and forth fight via split decision, and signed a new eight-fight contract in November.
Jones (21-1) was stripped of the title he held for five years April 28, 2015 and suspended indefinitely after facing felony charges for the traffic accident. Jones, the youngest UFC champion in history, defended his title eight times, including an unanimous decision over Cormier at UFC 182 in Jan. 2015.