Dana White: “Jon Jones Vs Alexander Gustafsson Is One Of The Greatest Light Heavyweight Title Fights In History, I Expect The Same In The Rematch!”
Yesterday appeared the rumor of Yoel Romero Vs Alexander Gustafsson UFC 230 clash. Yet, The Soldier Of God was already set to fight versus Paulo Costa on November 3rd, but he was claimed medically unfit for the match. Romero broke his orbital bone in the showdown versus Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 and even had to undergo surgery. It is hard to believe he will recover until November.
Alexander Gustafsson might get even better opponent – Jon Jones. Dana White told ESPN that Jon Jones Vs Alexander Gustafsson 2 could headline UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) event. UFC 232 will happen at December 29th, inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (via MMAMania.com)
“It’s one of the greatest light heavyweight title fights in history and I expect the rematch to be the same!!!” White told veteran combat sports reporter Brett Okamoto.
Another great fight is set for UFC 232. It is the Featherweight showdown between two probably the best female UFC fighters ever – Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg.
When it comes to the first showdown between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, Dana White is absolutely right! They fought at UFC 165 on September 21, 2013, for UFC Light Heavyweight title. Everybody were expecting The Mauler to go down in the first round. But he entered the cage and fought like a lion. He became the first man to take Jon Jones down! The Viking also delivered a brutal spinning back elbow that cut Jones open. The fight was completely even until the fourth round. Jones won via unanimous decision.
Jon Jones was suspended after UFC 214 and his victory over Daniel Cormier via head kick KO on July 29, 2017. His victory was overturned to no contest after positive tests on Turinabol. Bones slipped through with a 15-month penalty by USADA. He will be eligible to fight on October 28th, 2018.
Alexander Gustafsson recently called Jon Jones on Instagram. He also said he would fight Jon Jones even if Bones cheats. Would you like to see another fight between The Mauler and Bones? Who is your favorite if these two legends meet again?