UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Louisiana native holding rally in Metairie before UFC 200 fight _lowres

Associated Press file photo by ISAAC BREKKEN -- Two-time U.S. Olympian Daniel Cormier vies for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship against Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson on Saturday night. 'UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier Live' will shown beginning at 9 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

Lafayette native and current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has a pretty big fight coming up, so why not have fellow Louisianians wish him well in person?

The Northside High graduate will headline UFC 200 on July 9, defending his belt against Jon "Bones" Jones.

But before Cormier heads to Las Vegas for the fight, he's holding an event for his fans Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Metairie from 1:30-2:30 p.m.