Daniel Cormier will fight champion Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178, replacing injured Alexander Gustafsson.
Jones took a beating, the worst one of his record reign, in a bout against Alexander Gustafsson that knocked the light heavyweight champion on the canvas for the first time in his career and put his belt in jeopardy.
Jones (18-1) is the UFC’s main attraction at Air Canada Centre on Saturday when he steps into the octagon with Sweden’s Gustafsson (15-1), the latest 205-pounder to take a shot at ending Jones’ 2 1/2-year championship reign.
What Jon Jones had no interest in doing this past Labor Day weekend will become a reality for him next April, and the build up to it will play out in front of a national television audience.
Once you get past the rare instance of two 5 round title fights on one card, you will find what could easily be a co main event on any other pay per view (or for that matter, a main event on any network card).
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had a rough month.
Jones gets to make his claim at the top spot first on Saturday night when he puts his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on the line against former Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfot
UFC president Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida, Jon Jones’ presumed challenger for the September 22 card in Toronto, had in fact chosen to turn down the fight
Jon Jones was absolutely dominant on Saturday night in his Light-Heavyweight title defense victory over challenger Rashad Evans.
I am ridiculously pumped up for UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones(15-1MMA, 9-1UFC) vs. Rashad Evans(17-1-1MMA, 12-1-1UFC) tomorrow night on PPV.
The UFC just hopes it makes for thrilling television when Jones defends his 205-pound title against the division’s former champion in the most anticipated pay-per-view bout of the spring.
UFC Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones talks with New School to give a preview of the big UFC 145 fight night this Saturday.