UFC President Dana White wants to clear the air in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The title picture unfolded like this: First, 205-pound champion Jon "Bones" Jones was scheduled to face Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson in a much-anticipated rematch at UFC 178 on Sept. 27. In late July, however, news broke that Gustafsson suffered an injury and had to drop off the card. In his place came Daniel Cormier, the undefeated former Strikeforce heavyweight champion who recently dropped to light h read news >>
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Too good to be true.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has suffered a leg injury and has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming title defense against Daniel Cormier, scheduled for the UFC 178 main event on Sept. 27, 2014.
"Jones vs. Cormier" now takes place at UFC 182 in Jan. 3, 2015.
From UFC.com: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones sustained a leg injury in training, putting plans for the much-anticipated UFC 178 title bout between "Bones" and No read news >>
Jon Jones has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 178 main event bout against Daniel Cormier due to a leg injury sustained during training earlier this week. read news >>
Fans will have to wait a little longer than expected for one of the most-anticipated fights in UFC history.Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight title has been moved from Sept. 27 to Jan. 3 due to an ankle injury suffered in training by Jones earlier this week. The news was first reported on FOX Sports 1's "America's Pregame.""It's very disappointing," Cormier told MMAFighting.com. "I started to train very hard. It's a little discouraging, but now I have time to get complete read news >>
Last week, the UFC announced it had signed Poland's Jan Blachowicz to a fight in its light heavyweight division.
Though he was signed in January, this will mark Blachowicz's UFC debut. He's expected to face Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden. As you probably know already I'll make my @UFC debut on October 4th in Sweden against @Latifimma
— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) July 30, 2014 Long considered a top prospect at 205 pounds, he could be an excitement infusion for the weight class, read news >>
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The light heavyweights join fellow Swedes Nico Musoke and Nicklas Backstrom on the Oct. 2014 fight card. With Amir Sadollah's return confirmed for UFC Fight Night 53 not too long ago, a Light Heavyweight tilt is also now expected to take place on the main card that features home crowd favorite, Ilir Latifi.
Fresh off his knockout over Chris Dempsey at UFC Fight Night 46, Latifi will return to action to take on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debutant Jan Blachowicz in a 205-pound tussle, ac read news >>
Ilir Latifi vs. Jan Blachowicz is the fifth bout to be announced for UFC Fight Night Stockholm on October 4th at Globe Arenas. read news >>
Former KSW light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz will make his UFC debut against Ilir Latifi when the promotion returns to Sweden on Oct. 4. read news >>
Ilir Latifi will welcome UFC debutant Jan Blachowicz to the UFC later this year.
In a battle of Sweden vs. Poland, the light heavyweights will meet on the Oct. 4 UFC Fight Night 53 card in Stockholm, Sweden, the promotion announced Wednesday.
Latifi (9-3, 1 NC) returns to Sweden for the first time since he replaced teammate Alexander Gustafsson on four days' notice against Gegard Mousasi in April 2013. Latifi would go on to lose to Mousasi via unanimous decision, however, he has since won his la read news >>