While working the desk at “UFC Tonight” Wednesday, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier announced that he will defend his belt against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206.
Set for December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the card will feature a rematch of the 2015 bout won by Cormier via submission.
“Last night the Toronto Blue Jays walk off home run got the fans excited. The only thing that can get them more excited is me, UFC light heavyweight champion defending my title on December 10 in Toronto at UFC 206 against Anthony Johnson,” Cormier said. “Anthony, you get your shot. I told you you’d wait until I decided that you would get it. After the fight, it will be ‘And still.’ I’m going to knock him out right in the middle of the Octagon. Anthony, you’re going down, once again.”
Five other fights were announced for the event, including Zach Makovsky vs. John Moraga, John Makdessi vs. Lando Vannata, Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Drew Dober, Rustam Khabilov vs. Jason Saggo and Valerie Letourneau vs. Poliana Botelho.
The Cormier-Johnson fight was not pegged as the main event, leaving an opening for the potential return of Georges St-Pierre.