Jones vs Gustafsson 2: is going to be one of the most exciting UFC bouts of 2018. Jones and Gustafsson had one of the best UFC bouts back in 2013 and fans have been begging for a rematch ever since. Daniel Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title so that Jones and Gustafsson can fight for the title and increase the stakes for the fight. Jones is coming back for his first fight since 2017 when he tested positive for a banned substance in July 2017 and received a 115-month ban from the sport.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was the first fighter to the scale at Friday’s official weigh-in in Los Angeles. He was followed a short time later by his opponent, Alexander Gustafsson.
Jones vs Gustafsson 2
Saturday, Dec. 29, 6:15 p.m. ET
Los Angeles, USA
Both made weight, adding some stability to a week of turmoil, as UFC 232 was moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles just five days ago.
Tune in to MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 Live Results on Saturday, Dec. 29. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT from Los Angeles. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson headlines in a battle for the light heavyweight belt, while Cris Cyborg puts her featherweight title on the line against bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
Where will the rematch be held Jones vs Gustafsson 2 is going to be held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. The T-Mobile Arena is the best place for this matchup as all of the biggest names in entertainment will be at the fight.
The Bloody Elbow staff has made its predictions for UFC 232, and the majority of us are going with Jon Jones to defeat Alexander Gustafsson to win back the UFC light heavyweight title… and then we hold our collective breaths for the drug test results afterward. It’s a different story in the co-main event, as no one is picking Amanda Nunes to become a two-division champion by dethroning Cris Cyborg.
Why the rematch : Jones and Gustafsson have been asking for a rematch since 2013 and Dana White has been attempting to orchestrate the rematch since then. There have been a few issues with scheduling the rematch. The rematch was originally scheduled for September 2014 but Gustafsson tore his right meniscus and lateral collateral ligament which pushed the rematch back.