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Their request is the UFC’s command. Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his throne against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto.
The promotion confirmed the September 21 shootout Thursday afternoon. Air Canada Centre will host the festivities.
The 205-pounders have been exchanging pleasantries on Twitter for the last several weeks. Gustafsson kicked things off when he and his team released a Harlem Shake video that featured his friends holding up signs that read ”Jon Jones You Are Next.”
Jones subsequently called out “The Mauler” after mauling Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 to collect his record tying fifth consecutive UFC light heavyweight title defense.
“Bones” is arguably MMA’s most unstoppable force. The 25-year-old has won nine consecutive fights en route to securing his spot atop the throne. Jones is currently recovering from the dislocated big left toe he suffered against Sonnen.
Gustafsson was slated to fight Gegard Mousasi in April, but was pulled at the 11th hour after suffering a gash underneath his left eyebrow. The Swede has rattled off six straight wins, with his most recent coming in December’s thrashing over former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
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The good news for Alexander Gustafsson (pictured), he finally landed the title shot he has been clamoring for. The bad news for “The Mauler,” the Gambling Gods expect reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones to maul him at UFC 165. Although their scrap was just announced yesterday, it didn’t take long for the powers that be to come up with a betting line. Jones is an early...
After his UFC 159 win over Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones’ next title challenge was unclear. Alexander Gustafson was near the top of the list, but was supposed to fight Gegard Mousasi in April. That win, would have made him the most likley number one contender, but unfortunately he suffered a cut that would keep him out of that fight. However, with a lack of top contenders in the division...
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been booked to defend his 205-pound title against Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Somewhere in Brazil, Lyoto Machida weeps.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will defend his 205-pound title against Alexander Gustafsson at the upcoming UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Sept. 21, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
And he’ll do it as the -800 favorite, according to Best Fight Odds.
Gustafsson, meanwhile, is...
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On the last official summer night of 2013 a UFC light heavyweight battle for the ages will take place inside of Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
Five-time defending UFC champion Jon Jones tweeted last night that UFC President Dana White would announce the date for his upcoming title fight against Swedish 'Mauler'...
UFC president Dana White announced today that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 this fall. UFC 165 will take place September 21st at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main card will air on pay-per-view. Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is 5-0 in [...]
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Where: The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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