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Immediate Rematch Officially Off, Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira early next year

Written on September 27, 2013 by Hector

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Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira instead of facing Alexander Gustafsson in an immediate rematch

Fight fans will have to wait longer for the rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion and . has revealed that opted to face in a mega bout that will be likely held in New Jersey by February of 2014.

Talks of an immediate rematch between Jones and Gustafsson have followed shortly after their FOTY candidate bout in UFC 165, in which Jones defended his title via controversial decision. Teixeira (22-2) has been promised a title shot after knocking out in the first round of UFC Fight Night 28. He’s been undefeated and has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents since joining the UFC.

On the other hand, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson’s stock has significantly risen after his epic battle with Jones. He will headline a UFC event that will be held in Sweden. However, details of his next bout have not been announced as of now.

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