Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title against Johnson at UFC 210 in Buffalo on April 8,
The pair was scheduled to fight at UFC 206 in Toronto last month, but Cormier was forced to withdraw from the fight.
“I want to let the great fans that bought tickets for UFC 206 in Toronto that this one is for you, Ninety-nine miles is as close as I could get to make it up to you. That was very important to me. Thank you for the support, and I’ll see you in Buffalo.”
Cormier defeated Johnson at UFC 187 in May 2015 and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in July and Johnson is coming off a win over Glover Teixeira in which he knocked out in 13 seconds at UFC 202.