Fight fans are inching closer to learning exactly when former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will get the chance to reclaim his throne from current champ Daniel Cormier.
On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White told “At The Buzzer” that the promotion is aiming to arrange the sequel in April – no fooling.
“It’s probably going to happen in April,” White stated. “I don’t have the date yet. I don’t have the date or the venue, but April is looking like the month.”
There are five Saturdays in April, and the UFC currently has three events set for the month, including a Sunday show in Croatia. Therefore, April 2, April 9 if the UFC wants to hold the rematch one day before their card in Croatia, and April 30 are open.
UFC on FOX 19 is set for April 16 and UFC 197 is on the 23rd, which currently has no fights booked so that is a possible landing spot if the UFC doesn’t want to add another show in April.
Jones solidified his spot as the most decorated light heavyweight champion in UFC history after annihilating Cormier last January to notch is eighth consecutive title defense. However, Jones was stripped of his hardware following April’s felony hit-and-run arrest where a pregnant motorist suffered a broken arm.
Cormier went on to submit Anthony Johnson to capture the vacant belt one month later. He then defended the throne with a split decision victory over Alexander Gustafsson in October.