TJ Dillashaw-Raphael Assuncao rematch officially added to UFC 200

A bantamweight rematch between former champion TJ Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao has been officially added to UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.

Officials confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday that bout agreements have been signed. The UFC 200 pay-per-view event will take place at T-Mobile Arena.

Dillashaw (12-3), 30, had campaigned for an immediate championship rematch against Dominick Cruz, but the UFC opted to go another direction. Dillashaw, who trains out of Denver, lost a narrow split decision to Cruz in January.

Before the loss, Dillashaw had won four in a row, including a resounding TKO against Renan Barao for the 135-pound title in May 2014.

Assuncao (23-4), 33, hasn't fought since October 2014 because of an injury. He will look to pick up where he left off and add to a seven-fight winning streak.

The two met previously at a UFC Fight Night event in 2013 in Brazil. Assuncao defeated Dillashaw via split decision. Dillashaw has always believed judges robbed him of a win on the scorecards in that fight.

A light heavyweight title unification bout between Daniel Cormier (22-1) and interim champion Jon Jones (17-1) will headline UFC 200. Officials have not yet confirmed the Dillashaw-Assuncao rematch's placement on the card.