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Arguably the most anticipated rematch in MMA history goes down Saturday at UFC 214.
Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) meets former champ and heated (and hated) rival Jon Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) in the headliner ofUFC 214, which takes place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass.
Ahead of the main event, UFC broadcasters Dan Hardy and John Gooden step “Inside the Octagon” to break down the fight.
Cormier lost to Jones at UFC 182 in their first meeting when Jones was champion. But not long after that, he was stripped of the belt and suspended indefinitely in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Cormier won the vacant title with a submission of Anthony Johnson.
Since then, Cormier has defended the belt against Alexander Gustafsson and Johnson in a rematch at UFC 210 in April. Jones has fought just once since his first fight with Cormier in January 2015. He won an interim belt at UFC 197 against Ovince Saint-Preux, and was expected to face Cormier at UFC 200 a year ago. But three days before the bout, it was announced he tested positive for a banned substance. He eventually was stripped (again) of his interim title and suspended for a year.
Despite the long layoff, Jones is more than a 2-1 favorite against Cormier.
Check out Hardy and Gooden’s breakdown in the video above. And don’t miss their analysis of the other two title fights at UFC 214 between Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia, and Tonya Evinger and Cristiane Justino.