Alexander Gustafsson Out, Jones vs. Cormier At UFC 178

UFC officials announced today that a training injury has forced Alexander Gustafsson to back out of the UFC 178 main event with Jones. Daniel Cormier is stepping in to take his place at a shot for the belt at the Sept. 27 event in Las Vegas’ at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Jones currently ranked No. 1 in the light heavyweight rankings. Cormier, who’s ranked No. 3, replaces No. 2 Gustafsson.

With the change to the lineup, UFC 178 now includes:

Champ Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier – for light heavyweight title
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson

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