In just over two weeks, the mixed martial arts (MMA) community is getting Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title.
"Bones" will put his gold up for grabs at the upcoming UFC 165: "Jones vs. Gustafsson" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sept. 21, 2013.
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Gustafsson will have to be at his very best to claim the strap in "Hogtown." 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.
As we've seen, nothing lasts forever.
Not surprisingly, the odds lean heavily in favor of the 18-1 "Bones," who continues to wreck shop and dispose of any and all challengers, including five previous titleholders. He's even looking toward a future in the heavyweight division, assuming he retains his title and turns away this man.
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