Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson rematch to headline UFC 232

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will return against Alexander Gustafsson in the main event at UFC 232 Dec. 29.

The pair first fought at UFC 165 in 2013. After going the distance, Jones took away the decision win in what was arguably one of the best fights in UFC history.

Alexander Gustafsson (18-4) is coming off a KO win over Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 back in May last year. Previously to that, he had gone the distance with Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 93, taking away a unanimous decision. Gustafsson is currently 2-2 in his last four fights, including a second failed title shot to Daniel Cormier by split decision back at UFC 192 in 2015.

Jon Jones (22-1-1) will return to the octagon after a 15 month suspension for testing positive for a prohibited substance found in a tainted supplement. His win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 was overturned and he was stripped of the UFC Light Heavyweight title he had recaptured. This had marked the third time Jones had been stripped of the title, first for his involvement in a hit and run incident and later, for failed drugs tests. He will look to recapture the title once more when he rematches Gustafsson for the vacant Light Heavyweight title.

UFC 232 takes place Dec. 29 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A title fight between women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg and womens Strawweight Champion  Amanda Nunes co-headlines this event.

Louise Green

Writer/Contributor, Co-Owner and Co-Creator of MMA Crazy

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