The main card for UFC 197 is shaping up to be one for the ages, as two championship matches are scheduled.
Daniel Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title against former champion Jon Jones, while Demetrious Johnson puts the flyweight belt on the line vs. former U.S. Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo.
But that’s not all, as former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis meets Edson Barboza, Rafael Natal takes on Robert Whittaker and former Ultimate Fighter winner Yair Rodriguez battles Andre Fili.
Of course, all eyes will be on Cormier and Jones, as the two 205-pound giants have already engaged in an epic battle. “Bones” won that won, but was stripped of the belt after legal issues.
Much of the prelim lineup is set, as Danny Roberts-Dominique Steele, Jessica Aguilar-Juliana Lima and Glaico Franca-James Vick compete on FOX Sports 1, while UFC Fight Pass receives Chris Kelades-Sergio Pettis, Clint Hester-Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Efrain Escudero-Kevin Lee.
A few openings remain for the April 23 card from Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Garden Arena.