A look at the September 21st pay-per-view in Toronto, ON, as Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson.
Jon Jones is no stranger to fighting in Toronto. He choked Lyoto Machida unconscious at UFC 140, survived an armbar and destroyed Vitor Belfort at UFC 152, and now he once again puts his LHW belt on the line in Canada’s biggest city as he fights Alexander Gustafsson. The co-main event sees interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao take on Eddie Wineland in what should be a great fight.
The rest of the main card is solid, and the best fight on paper is a lightweight contest between Pat Healy and Khabib Nurmagomedov. BJJ extraordinaire and Metamoris standout Brendan Schaub takes on Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight grudge match. Opening up the main card are middleweights Costa Philippou and Francis Carmont, and early reports suggest that Carmont is already up 20-18, so Philippou will need a KO pretty soon.
There’s no official lineup for the preliminary card, but here’s your full fight list for the Air Canada Centre:
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
Brendan Schaub vs. Matt Mitrione
Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou
Mike Ricci vs. Myles Jury
Ivan Menjivar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto
Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson
Roland Delorme vs. Alex Caceres
Jesse Ronson vs. Michel Prazeres
John Makdessi vs. Renee Forte
Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura
Nandor Guelmino vs. Daniel Omielanczuk