Jones vs. Gustafsson At UFC 178 In Toronto

The UFC has officially announced the face off between Jon Jones and face Alexander Gustafsson in his next title defense taking place on September 27th.

Jones and his manager Malki Kawa traveled to Las Vegas on Thursday to meet with White and UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta to work out the details for the fight. Just days ago it was reported that Jones had more interest in facing two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier then Gustafsson but the UFC insisted on the latter matchup.

Thd trip was what it took for all parties to come together and get an agreement in place and now the fight is official.

The September 27th card is to be held in the same place Jones and Gustafsson first faced off. UFC 178 is set to take place on September 27th in Toronto, Canada at the Air Canada Centre almost exactly a year after there first fight. (UFC 165 took place on Sept 21 in Toronto, Canada).

UFC president Dana White is very pleased with the matchup, heres what he had to say about it:

“Obviously Jon is right, this if the fight the fans want to see, The great thing about this is, we get Jones vs Gustaffson, and if Jones beast Gustafsson, we get Jones vs Cormier. Two great fights in the light heavyweight division with three of the baddest guys

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