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Daniel Cormier replaces injured Alexander Gustafsson against Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier replaces injured Alexander Gustafsson against Jon Jones
Daniel Cormier, working out at AKA San Jose, will get a title shot against Jon Jones on Sept. 27 (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)

Unbeaten and second-ranked light-heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier will replace injured Alexander Gustafsson as champion Jon Jones' opponent on Sept. 27 at Las Vegas, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Wednesday.

Gustafsson injured a knee and won't be able to keep the date for his rematch with Jones, who won their first fight by unanimous decision.

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Cormier (15-0) and Jones have traded barbs on social media and in the media since Cormier moved into the light-heavyweight division.

Cormier, a two-time Olympian and former wrestler at Oklahoma State, has UFC wins over some big-name fighters, including Dan Henderson, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Patrick Cummins.

The Sept. 27 title fight will headline UFC 178 at the MGM Grand.

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