Jones-Cormier rematch set for UFC 214 in July

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The rematch between Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has officially been set for July 29 in Anaheim, California as the main event at UFC 214, the UFC announced Friday.

The two men previously fought at UFC 182 in 2015 with Jones beating Cormier with a five-round unanimous decision.

Jones was stripped of his title due to issues outside of the cage, which included a hit-and-run incident.

After the fight, it was also announced that he tested positive for cocaine during an out-of-competition test in December. Jones was fined $25,000 and checked into a rehab facility.

A rematch between Jones and Cormier has been postponed twice; once in April 2016, after Cormier's knee injury and months later after Jones was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Jones has not fought since April 2016. Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson with a second-round submission in April.

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