Jon Jones To Fight Alexander Gustafsson At UFC 232 On December 29th

Jon Jones will be making his return to the octagon after a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson has been confirmed for UFC 232.

According to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, the 31-year-old American will fight the 31-year-old Swede for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on December 29th in Las Vegas.




UFC President Dana White had stripped Jones of the title after he failed a drugs test from UFC 214 in 2017.

Jones had defeated Daniel Cormier for the belt at the event, but that decision was later overturned when the US Anti-Doping Agency found that he had tested positive for an anabolic steroid, Turinabol.

"If it's a no contest, then the fight didn't happen," Cormier said at the time (via MMA Fighting). "[White] said, 'If one of you guys would have missed weight, he would have won the fight, but you still would have kept the belt. Because of that, the championship is getting returned to you.'

"The fight is a no contest. If he cheated, he could not have fought and cheated and still won the fight.

"Once again, I'm the UFC champion."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Jones, who wasn't afraid to call out Brock Lesnar after his victory at UFC 214, has fought 24 matches in the octagon and has won on 22 occasions.

Meanwhile, Gustafsson has notched up 18 victories in 22 matches.

It was Jones who emerged victorious at UFC 165 in 2013 after he defeated Gustafsson by decision.





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