Jones vs. Teixeira Main Event At UFC 170

Jon Jones is set to face off against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170 on Feb 22, 2014 from Las Vegas as the main event of the card. The official fight announcement comes courtesy of UFC Tonight when they broke the news about the UFC 170 on Wednesday.

The fight between Jones and Teixeira was originally said to be planned to be in February as part of the UFC 169 card taking place Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey, but the reigning light heavyweight champion opted to take a little more time off between fights and will now get back in action a few weeks later.

Jones will also be making a return to Las Vegas for a fight for the first time in over three years by the time he faces Teixeira in February. Jones’ last fight there was a submission victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 126 — one month before he became light heavyweight champion.

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