Jon-Jones-UFC-136-368-478x270UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones returns to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 21 to defend his title against Swedish contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson at UFC 165.

At just 25 years old, Jones is one the most dominant fighters in UFC light heavyweight history. His 12 wins are second most in the division’s history, while his five consecutive title defenses tie him with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz’s light heavyweight record.

Gustafsson, 26, enters the bout with a near spotless record, having won six straight, while holding a 15-1 all-time record (7-1 in the UFC). Injury forced him off an April card in his native Sweden, however, his previous bout saw him earn a unanimous decision over former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in December 2012.

“Jon Jones is re-writing the record book for the light heavyweight division,” UFC President Dana White said. “He is one of the pound-for-pound best in the world with a record-tying five straight title defenses by age 25. This bout with Gustafsson is an awesome fight. Alex is a big man plus he’s mean and hungry – and excited for the opportunity to fight Jones.”

Tickets for the event go on sale July 11.

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