Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson booked for UFC 165 on Sept. 21 in Toronto

Scott Cunningham

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson is (finally) official for the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

It's on!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been booked to defend his 205-pound title against Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Somewhere in Brazil, Lyoto Machida weeps.

The good news is, Jones will face off against a fresh challenger, rather than going into re-runs. "Bones" has come fairly close to cleaning out his entire division, with Dan Henderson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira both suffering recent setbacks.

In 19 professional fights, his lone defeat was a disqualification for 12-6 elbows during his first-round massacre over Matt Hamill on Versus. Since then, he's blown through nine straight opponents, finishing eight of them, including Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 back in April.

The same event where he blew up his toe.

That little piggy seems to be on the up-and-up, which means Gustafsson will have to be at his very best in Toronto. To date, he's 7-1 inside the Octagon and 15-1 overall, with recent wins over Mauricio Rua, Thiago Silva and Vladimir Matyushenko.

Whether or not that's the kind of experience that can win him the title, remains to be seen.

The two have been bickering back and forth on Twitter and recently came nose-to-nose on a promotional tour of Russia. "The Mauler" demanded that Jones cough up a date and it looks like the champ has finally obliged. It will also be interesting to see what the odds look like when they open later this week.

No other bouts have been made official for UFC 165 at this time; however, stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more fight announcements as they become available.

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