Two title fights have officially been added to UFC 197 in Las Vegas.

 On Saturday night, the UFC announced the light heavyweight grudge match between reigning champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones as well as a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and Olympic gold medalist Henrey Cejudo has officially been booked for UFC 197 on April 23.

UFC President Dana White previously teased this date earlier in the month.

Jones (21-1) was last seen defending his belt with a unanimous decision over Cormier in their main event title fight at UFC 182.

It was not long after all hell broke loose in Jones’ life as it was made public that pre-fight drug test results revealed he had tested positive for cocaine. However, since the Nevada State Athletic Commission follows the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, Jones was not suspended due to the fact the fact cocaine is not considered a banned out-of-competition substance.

He was scheduled to defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187. But as a result of Jones’ role in a hit-and-run case, the UFC striped him of his title and suspended him indefinitely.

Cormier (16-1) would eventually be named the replacement and go on to win the light heavyweight title with a fourth round submission over Johnson.

The 2008 U.S. Olympic wrestling captain would later defend his 205-pound title with a hard fought decision over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 in October.

Johnson (22-2-1), the UFC’s first and only flyweight champion, is coming off a dominant decision win over rival Jon Dodson in their main event title fight at 191 in September. Prior to this win, “Mighty Mouse” submitted Kyoji Horiguchi at 4:59 of the final round of the UFC 186 title fight, making it the latest stop in UFC history.  He currently holds 13 career stoppage wins, including nine by way of submission.

A 2008 U.S. Olympic gold medalist, Cejudo (10-0), at just 21, became the youngest wrestler in U.S. history to come out on top of the Olympic games when he defeated Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga in Beijing.

In hist most recent bout, ‘The Messenger’ saw his hand raised after earning a decision over Nova Uniao product Jussier Formiga at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin American 2 Finale in Mexico. This marked his sixth straight decision win, and fourth under the UFC banner.

The entire event will go down April 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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