Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Confirmed By Dana White For UFC 165 On September 21st In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

UFC President, Dana White revealed today that the light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones will go face off against number one contender Alexander Gustafsson will happen at UFC 165 on September 21st in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ESPN Radio anchor Renato Bermudez tweeted on Thursday that UFC president Dana White has confirmed Jones vs. Gustafsson to happen this fall. The UFC’s official Spanish twitter account retweeted Bermudez’s report. Later Ariel Helwani confirmed the event, date and venue.

Jones defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the title at UFC 128 in March, 2011. Since then he has seen off Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort and just recently, Chael Sonnen. Gustafsson has been on a tear of late inside the octagon defeating former champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on the UFC on FOX 5 card in December to cap a breakout year in 2012.

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