The site for Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson has been set for several weeks. Now, the fighters know exactly where in Las Vegas they will be competing.
UFC 178 will take place September 27 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena after officials were able to move a planned Kings of Leon concert to another venue.
“The first fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was the greatest light heavyweight fight in the history of the UFC,” UFC President Dana White stated in an official release. “This next one is gonna be epic. I really appreciate MGM Resorts, Live Nation and Kings of Leon working together to help us bring this huge fight to Las Vegas.”
The UFC seemed to be in a bit of a pickle for the card, as venues in “Sin City” were occupied that weekend. The Kings of Leon concert will now take place outdoors at The Lot.
Below is the current lineup. Tickets for the UFC card go on sale August 1.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Bantamweight: Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Middleweight: Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Female Bantamweight: Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes
Welterweight: John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole
Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson