Jon Jones set for UFC 165 bout with Alexander Gustafsson

Maggie Hendricks

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a date and an opponent for his next title fight. He's facing Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, in Toronto.

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Gustafsson confirmed he is indeed, young and hungry.

The best part of this fight is that Jones is finally facing a challenger who earned this chance with his skill, not his ability to talk or be in the right place at the right time. His last two fights were over middleweights Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen. While he won both times, Jones is too talented of a fighter to not be tested by fighters who are at the very least in his own weight class. Gustafsson is on a six-fight win streak, and has the height and length that could make this match-up interesting.

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