Breaking: Jones vs. Gustafsson II will headline UFC 232 in Vegas

A little over five years after their epic fight of the year performance in Toronto, Jon “Bones” Jones and Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson are set for a rematch.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports the pair will headline UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas and will fight for the UFC light heavyweight title currently held by Daniel Cormier. Cormier is the only current dual-weight champion, also holding the prestigious UFC heavyweight title, and it has been rumoured he will be stripped of one of his straps shortly – this will come to fruition by the looks of it.

Jones and Gustafsson met at UFC 165 in September 2013 with “Bones” retaining his lightweight title via very close unanimous decision in what many consider to be one of the best fights in UFC history.

His return marks Jones’ return to the Octagon following a third suspension. Currently 21-1 in his pro career, he tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid after his third-round knockout victory over Cormier for the light heavyweight title at UFC 214 in July 2017. He was subsequently suspended for 15 months by USADA, but is eligible to officially return on October 28th. The UFC 214 result was overturned and Cormier retained his title by default Cormier.

The 31-year-old Gustafsson (18-4, 10-4 UFC) last fought in May at a UFC Fight Night when he defeated Glover Teixeira by fifth-round knockout. This will be Gustafsson’s third shot at the light heavyweight title, having also lost to Cormier at UFC 192 in October of 2015 by a split decision.

The Week In Motion: UFC fight announcements round up (20th-24th August)

With the UFC heading into the fourth quarter of it’s twenty fifth anniversary year, the final fight cards of this landmark year are beginning to fill up with entertaining match ups from main events down to the prelims. This week alone there have been a huge number of fight announcements.

As we approach the end of what has been a busier than average week for UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, I’ve summarised all of the confirmed fight announcements below in the first edition of ‘The Week In Motion’.

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Breaking: Cris Cyborg to fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 232

Arguably the most highly anticipated women’s fight in UFC history has been set, with the featherweight queen Cris Cyborg set to put her title on the line against reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a match fitting for the UFC’s traditional end of the year card.

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