Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on Fox 5UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now sits atop the pound-for-pound rankings.  He’s the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC title.  He is currently riding the longest winning streak in UFC light heavyweight history with nine consecutive wins.  He’s tall, athletic, intelligent and driven.

Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Jones is a lot of things, but in the eyes of the challenger, he’s the biggest fight of Gustafsson’s six-year career.

“I see the greatest test in my career,” said Gustafsson on Tuesday at a press conference promoting the upcoming event.  “He’s the champion for a reason.  I’m so ready for this fight.  I’m very motivated.”

The 26-year old Swede is on a six-fight winning streak.  The only blemish on his 15-1 record came in April 2010 when he lost to Phil Davis by submission.  He is coming off a win over former titleholder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in December and hopes to add a victory over the current champion to his resume.

“I’m so pumped for this fight,” he said.  “He’s a complete fighter.  He’s the champion.  I have to be aware of everything he throws.”

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson also features the UFC interim bantamweight championship fight between titleholder Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Training partner: Jon Jones back to training and acting 'positive'

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

The biggest fight of Jon Jones' life may still be ahead, but there are glimpses and signs that the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is taking it in stride. Two weeks ago a photograph appeared on read news >>

UFC Fight Night 71 Results: Tony Ferguson Notches Biggest Victory of His Career

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Tony Ferguson slashed, dashed, and brutalized his way to a lopsided decision victory over Josh Thomson, for the biggest win of his career. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 12

  • 26 days ago
  • 16 views

Join us here tonight for live coverage of episode 12 of The Ultimate Fighter as the latest season sees its conclusion. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. J read news >>

The List: MMA's best injury replacements, from 'Bones' to 'The Kimbo Killer'

  • 27 days ago
  • 21 views

As we approach the biggest injury replacement fight of the year, Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes at Saturday’s UFC 189 pay-per-view event, we look at the guys who stepped up on short notice and shocke read news >>

'UFC 189 Embedded,' No. 6: Mendes' meat locker, McGregor at the Mac Mansion

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Ahead of arguably the biggest featherweight fight in UFC history, “UFC 189 Embedded” is covering the participants all week long.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

BJ Penn Hall of Fame induction provides fitting end to storied UFC career

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

The term "warrior" can be overused in mixed martial arts (MMA). As Josh Barnett stated in an interview with HOV MMA, there are more athletes than fighters now. They attempt to choose their opponents read news >>

'UFC 189 Embedded,' No. 5: Questionable fireworks, and 'the biggest UFC fight in history'

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

While it no longer features UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, this weekend still features arguably the biggest featherweight fight in UFC history. “UFC 189 Embedded” is covering the participants read news >>

Chael Sonnen shoots down rumors of a comeback, reflects on career

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

Could the "American Gangster," Chael Sonnen, return to the cage for a comeback fight? While it's an idea that would certainly draw major interest, and it's one that's already been floated by Mike Rob read news >>

Daniel Cormier reveals what happened after telling Alexander Gustafsson their title fight was delayed

  • 28 days ago
  • 800 views

The UFC light heavyweight champion will seek treatment for his knee, which has a torn ACL, and hopes to defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson before the end of 2015. NEW YORK--Daniel Cormier read news >>

BJ Penn slams UFC's weight-cutting 'wimps,' calls IV hydration 'the biggest joke ever'

  • 28 days ago
  • 372 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight prospect Anthony Birchak called the "shitty" guidelines of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) "fucking dumb," not long after learning that read news >>