UFC 165 Officially Announced, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Set for Sept. 21 in Toronto


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.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

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

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 44 views

On a day when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier came to blows during a UFC 178 press conference, the odd man out, Alexander Gustafsson is quietly keeping himself in the wing read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 283 views

With UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier in January, Anthony Johnson is already thinking ahead. UFC president Dana White claimed Johnson could be next for an odd man ou read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 51 views

Alexander Gustafsson is disappointed. "The Mauler" impressed against Jon Jones at UFC 165, but didn’t get the immediate rematch he was hoping for. After a dominant victory over Jimi Manuwa, the Swedi read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 64 views

The UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier may have been postponed, but don’t expect contender Alexander Gustafsson to take a fight for the purpose of stay read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 10 views

February 2013. UFC 156. After a hotly contested featherweight title fight, 145-pound champion Jose Aldo sits down next to Dana White and is told some strange news. Top lightweight contender Anthony " read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has suffered a fairly serious knee injury that has pushed his grudge match with Daniel Cormier back from UFC 178 to UFC 182 and he feels for his fans in the s read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones injured his leg in training, which has forced officials to postpone his scheduled title defense vs. Daniel Cormier to January 3rd. As if the UFC didn't have e read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 21 views

And should "Bones" live up to his promise and blitz through "DC," he wants to settle his unfinished business against "The Mauler" as soon as possible to close out that chapter of his combat sports ca read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 147 views

News that Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier has been moved back three months reached former light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson, and boy, he is not happy about it. Reaching out to fans th read news >>