Daniel Cormier will get to fight in his home state of Louisiana, as the former No. 1 contender meets Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 68.
Set for June 6 from New Orleans, the bout will serve as the main event. It was announced by Cormier on “UFC Tonight.”
Cormier (15-1) was handed his first career loss by Jon Jones for the UFC title in January, losing via decision. He is a former Olympic wrestler and was the winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Bader (19-4) has won four in a row, including a victory over fellow former NCAA wrestling standout Phil Davis.