New UFC 200 main event ends McGregor's hopes of headlining in July

Daniel Cormier will fight Jon Jones for the Light-Heavyweight title

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The UFC have announced that Daniel Cormier is to defend his Light-Heavyweight title against Jon Jones at UFC 200 in Las Vegas in July. 

Conor McGregor's hopes of headlining the event seem to have now evaporated following the announcement. The Cormier-Jones bout will be the third title fight on the card.

McGregor was originally pencilled in to fight in the main event against Nate Diaz. That rematch is now expected to take place at a later date after the UFC Featherweight Champion was pulled from the card. 

Cormier was originally scheduled to fight Jones last weekend but the champion pulled out of the event after suffering a foot injury. Jones fought Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197, winning by unamimous decision.

The UFC 200 main event is a rematch of their fight in January 2015, when Jones won at UFC 197.