Canada? Pfffft. Sweden? As if.
The Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson light heavyweight championship rematch, recently booked for the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014, now has a place to call home, according to promotion president Dana White.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Friday (July 4) announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but has yet to reveal an official venue, though both MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay are considered to be front runners.
Gustafsson (16-2) dropped a razor-thin unanimous decision loss to Jones (20-1) at UFC 165 in September of 2013. In his first fight since taking the champ to the limit, "The Mauler" held up his end of the rematch bargain by blowing away Jimi Manuwa in the UFC Fight Night 37 event last March.
"Bones," meanwhile, dominated Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 back in May.
No other bouts have been announced for the UFC 178: "Jones vs. Gustafsson 2" event, but now that we have an official headliner, you can expect those match ups to start rolling in sooner, rather than later.