A much-anticipated UFC light heavyweight title rematch has been scheduled.

Daniel Cormier Vs. Anthony Johnson Rematch Set For UFC 206 In Toronto

Champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 206 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Dec. 10. The fight was announced on Wednesday’s edition of the FS1 program UFC Tonight.

The bout is a rematch of UFC 187’s main event. In that 2015 fight in Las Vegas, Cormier defeated Johnson in the third round by rear-naked choke to capture the title vacated when Jon Jones was suspended by the UFC following his arrest on hit-and-run charges in New Mexico.

Cormier (18-1) has since won a split decision over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 and a unanimous decision in a non-title match against Anderson Silva at UFC 200. Silva was a late replacement for Jones, who was pulled from the fight during that week due to a potential USADA (drug) violation.

Johnson (22-5), meanwhile, has had a fantastic run himself, with 12 wins in 13 fights since improving to light heavyweight back in 2012. His loss to Cormier is his only stain during that stretch. Since that defeat, Johnson is 3-0, all via knockout, and his most recent victory comes over Glover Teixeira in 13 seconds at UFC 202.

“The city of Toronto is still buzzing after the Blue Jays’ walk-off home run last night,” Cormier said. “The only thing more exciting than that is that I am defending the undisputed UFC light heavyweight title in the Six on December 10 at UFC 206, only on pay-per-view. Down will go Rumble … again.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier will meet Anderson Silva in a non-title light heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. Silva replaces Jon Jones who was pulled from a light heavyweight title fight against Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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