Daniel Cormier To Defend Title Against Anthony Johnson At UFC 206

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 21: (L-R) Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier face off during the UFC 187 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on May 21, 2015 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 21: (L-R) Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier face off during the UFC 187 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on May 21, 2015 in Las Vegas Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will face Anthony Johnson for the title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016.

The UFC announced the fight on UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 Wednesday evening before confirming it on their website and social media channels.

Cormier and Johnson last fought at UFC 187 last year when Cormier submitted Johnson in the third round to win the vacated title by Jon Jones, who had to relinquish it after being suspended by the UFC due to legal trouble.

Cormier last fought at UFC 200, where he beat Anderson Silvia in a non-title match on short notice when Jon Jones, Cormier’s original opponent, was pulled from the card due to failed drug tests. His MMA record is 18-1.

Johnson last fought at UFC 202 when he knocked out Glover Teixeira thirteen seconds into their fight. He is 22-5.

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