One of the most anticipated rematches in recent UFC history will have to wait.

Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson has suffered an injury in training and is out of his UFC 178 clash with champion Jon Jones. The pair met previously at UFC 165 in September of 2013 with Jones retaining his 205-pound title via unanimous decision in what most considered the “Fight of the Year.” The decision was filled with controversy as many felt that the towering Swede had done enough to claim the championship.

Stepping in for Gustafsson will be unbeaten wrestling stalwart Daniel Cormier. Cormier made eight appearances under the Strikeforce banner prior to joining the UFC, capturing the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix tournament along the way. Since then, the 35-year-old has made four appearances inside the Octagon. After best Frank Mir and Roy Nelson at heavyweight, the former Olympic wrestler dropped to 205 pounds. Following the move, Cormier has dominated Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson in back-to-back outings. Cormier was expected to be out until 2015 to repair his knee, but those plans are on hold given his title opportunity.

Jones, meanwhile, has fought just once since his UFC 165 clash with Gustafsson. The Jackson’s MMA product edged Brazilian Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in April, also on the scorecards. The win moved the 26-year-old’s record to 20-1 and marked his seventh consecutive title defense.

UFC 178 will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. The night’s main card will air live on pay-per-view, with prelims split between a Fox Sports 1 broadcast and a live stream on UFC Fight Pass.

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