The long anticipated rematch between the UFC’s current light-heavyweight champion Daniel Comier (17-1), and former champion Jon Jones (21-1) is expected to be made official in the next couple of days.

“We expect to have an announcement (of Cormier vs. Jones II) in the next couple of days here,” according to UFC Vice President of Public Relations Dave Sholler, as reported by MMA Junkie following UFC on Fox 18 in Newark, N.J. “Things are shaking out, and I think you guys are going to be pleased with the outcome.

Jones and Cormier last fought just over a year ago at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, with Jones retaining his belt and defeating Cormier via a one-sided unanimous decision. Since then Cormier went on to capture the vacant 205-lbs title by defeating Anthony Johnson (21-5) and followed that up with a split-decision win over Alexander Gustafsson in his first title defense.

Gustafsson was coming off a first round knockout loss to Johnson, however two fights prior to that he fought to a controversial split decision loss to then champion Jones. Jones has not fought since his victory over Cormier. Legal issues promoted the UFC to strip Jones of his title, and until recently place him under suspension.

The official announcement will keep No. 2-ranked Anthony Johnson as the contender in waiting, who cemented that status after a first-round knockout win over No. 4 Ryan Bader (20-5) at UFC on Fox 18. Johnson now has back-to-back knockouts over top-10 opponents since his onetime failed title against Cormier. Johnson is the only top-5 ranked fighter who is yet to face Jones.

Bader was hoping to make it six-straight inside the Octagon against increasingly more difficult opposition since his last defeat to No. 5 Glover Teixeira (24-4). Bader is 3-3 against current top-15 ranked opponents, and owes his first professional loss to Jones.

No date or location was indicated about the bout. UFC 197, 198, 199 and 200 have no official headliner, and only 197 and 200 have dates with UFC 200 the only one having a location, Las Vegas.