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UFC 232: Referee, judging assignments set for Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson rematch

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a couple of weeks away from its year-end pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza, featuring former light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, rematching division rival, Alexander Gustafsson, with the 205-pound title up for grabs.

Assuming Daniel Cormier sticks to the script.

Jones and Gustafsson will run it back at the UFC 232 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with longtime referee Herb Dean joining them as third man inside the Octagon.

I’m sure Jones is relieved it isn’t this guy.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) also appointed veteran judges Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato, and Junichiro Kamijo, according to MMA Junkie, though I’m not sure the UFC 232 headliner will last all five rounds, unlike their first time out.

“Bones” scored a razor-thin unanimous decision win over “The Mauler” at UFC 165 back in late 2013.

Before Jones and Gustafsson go to war for the second time, UFC women’s featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, will put her 145-pound strap on the line against current women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, who jumps up in weight for a chance to make history.

Marc Goddard draws referee duty for that pairing, along with judges Dave Hagen, Chris Lee and Mike Bell.

To see the rest of the still-evolving UFC 232 fight card click here.

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