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UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Press Conference July 9

UFC® LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION JON JONES FACES ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON AT UFC® 165
IN TORONTO ON SEPTEMBER 21

UFC® 165: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON
Air Canada Centre®
On sale Thursday, July 11

*Press Conference on Tuesday, July 9 in Toronto*
open to the public
Toronto, Canada – UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones returns to Air Canada Centre® in Toronto on Saturday, September 21 to defend his title against Swedish contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets for this five-round championship bout will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. CEST.

At just 25 years old, Jones is one the most dominant fighters in UFC light heavyweight history. His 12 wins are 2nd most in the division’s history while his five consecutive title defenses tie him with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz’s light heavyweight record.

Gustafsson, 26, enters the bout with a near spotless record, having won six straight while holding a 15-1 all-time record (7-1 in the UFC). Injury forced him off an April card in his native Sweden however his previous bout saw him earn a unanimous decision over former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua in December 2012.

Jon Jones is re-writing the record book for the light heavyweight division,” UFC President Dana White said. “He is one of the pound-for-pound best in the world with a record-tying five straight title defenses by age 25. This bout with Gustafsson is an awesome fight. Alex is a big man plus he’s mean and hungry – and excited for the opportunity to fight Jones.”

Jones and Gustafsson will join Tom Wright, UFC Director of Canadian Operations, at a public press conference at Real Sports Bar & Grill® (15 York St., Toronto) on Tuesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. CEST.

Tickets for UFC® 165: JONES vs. GUSTAFSSON go on sale Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. CEST and are priced at $450, $300, $200, $150, $95 and $75. Tickets will be available at the Air Canada Centre® box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Tuesday, July 9 at 4 p.m. CEST via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Wednesday, July 10, starting at 4 p.m. CEST. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC® 165 will be available live on CMore on September 21 at 4 a.m. CEST.

Additional bouts will be announced in the days to come. For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change
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