The UFC has announced that the company will have a big fall later this year. The company announced that the rubber match between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos will happen in Houston, Texas and Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson at the conclusion of September to enter the fall.
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III was no doubt a guarantee to happen after JDS defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 160. Both fighters have had great success and has always kept the fans at the edge of their seat. In their debut fight against each other Junior Dos Santos defeated Cain for the UFC Heavyweight Title on the UFC’s very first event on Fox Sports. The pair met again at UFC 155 at the end of December almost a year later from when Cain lost his title. Cain and Dos Santos fought it out for five intense rounds and at the conclusion Cain required his UFC Heavyweight Championship. These two Heavyweights are not done with each other. The UFC nation expect to have a Cain vs. JDS IV and Cain vs. JDS V making this a long term rivalry in UFC history.
For the first time ever we will be seeing Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson and the event will take place at UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. This has been a bout that we would have already seen but the UFC has had Gustafsson take on other opponents before getting the chance. He was suppose to face off against UFC new-comer Gegard Mousasi in Sweden but Alexander sustained a cut and was not cleared for the event forcing him out. Jon Jones on the other hand has had his hands busy. He was a coach on The Ultimate Fighter against Chael P. Sonnen and the pair met at UFC 159 with Jon Jones picking up the victory and his prize was sustaining a broken toe at the conclusion of the fight. Jones time table was forced to keep him out of action till the fall and what better opponent to come in and face off against the current Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones ? Alexander Gustafsson.