Two previous times Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira has been booked and then postponed, but now that has changed and we have an official date. It was announced on “UFC Tonight” last night that Jones will defend the UFC light heavyweight championship against Teixeira in the main event of UFC 171 in March.
It had been announced a short time after Jones had defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 that he would be facing the Brazilian at UFC 169 in February, but the fight was then scratched. The fight was then made again a few weeks ago for UFC 170 at the end of February, but the champion still was feeling the effects of the fight with Gustafsson.
Teixeira last competed in September at UFC Fight Night 28 when he stopped Ryan Bader in the first round after a sluggish start to the fight.
Jones will looking to extend his winning streak to 11 and Teixeira looking to extend his win streak to 21.
UFC 171 will take place on Saturday, March 15 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. No other fights have been made for the card.