Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson Booked for Light Heavyweight Title Headliner at UFC 165
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will receive the next crack at UFC light heavyweight
champion Jon Jones
fall at UFC 165
UFC President Dana White confirmed the rumored pairing on Thursday
via Twitter, responding to a fan’s tweet indicating that Jones and
Gustafsson would meet sometime this fall. UFC officials then
revealed that the light heavyweight title showdown will headline
UFC 165, which takes place Sept. 21 at the Air Canada Centre in
Jones, 25, last defended his belt on April 27, when he stopped
fellow “Ultimate Fighter 17” coach Chael Sonnen
with a barrage of first-round strikes. “Bones” sustained a
grotesque dislocation to his left big toe during the bout, however,
and was placed on the sideline in order to heal the injury. Jones
captured the light heavyweight championship from Mauricio Rua
in 2011 and successfully defended the strap against former
Evans and Vitor
Belfort before besting Sonnen at UFC 159.
Gustafsson, meanwhile, was expected to square off against
ex-Strikeforce titlist Gegard
Mousasi on April 6 but saw that UFC on Fuel TV 9 booking
derailed after suffering a last-minute cut at the end of his
The Swede has lost just once as a pro, submitting to a Phil Davis
anaconda choke three years ago. Since that defeat, “The Mauler” has
won six straight fights and was last seen taking a unanimous
decision from Rua this past December at UFC on Fox 5.
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