It’s official.

The welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor (18-3) and Nate Diaz(19-10) will go down in main event of UFC 200 on July 11 in Las Vegas.

The announcement came on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight after an initial report from MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.

Diaz, winner of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, won their initial fight in the main event of UFC 196 with a second round rear naked choke. The Stockton native had taken the bout on 11 days notice after McGregor’s original opponent, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, pulled out with a broken foot.

This loss snapped McGregor’s 15 fight streak, which included five straight (T)KOs under the UFC banner.

McGregor, the UFC’s reigning featherweight champion, had previously stated his intention of dropping back down to featherweight in order to defend his 145-pound title.

Both Frankie Edgar and former champ Jose Aldo have been calling out the brash Irishman for a title fight in July. However both men will now compete for the interim featherweight title, with the winner facing McGregor at a later date for the undisputed belt.

UFC 200 will take place at Las Vegas’s new T-Mobile Arena on July 9. The event will be the culmination of the UFC’s 2016 International Fight Week.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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