According to reports, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones next fight will not be a rematch with of his UFC 165 bout with Alexander Gustafsson. Jones will face number one contender Glover Teixeira February 1 in Newark, New Jersey. As for Alexander Gustafsson, he will face an opponent to be named later in Sweden. It was previously announced that Jones injured his foot early in the fight against Gustafsson, but after being examined by doctors it was determined to just be bruised.
UFC President Dana White told ESPN:
“That’s what the champ wants. We’ll probably have that fight on the Super Bowl card in New Jersey.”
“Around the same time of the Jones-Teixeira fight, Gustafsson will fight in Sweden. I don’t have an official date for that yet.”
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