UFC 165 Weigh-In Results: Jones, Gustaffson Make Weight

UFC 165 weigh-ins just took place at the Maple Leaf Square outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. All 26 fighters made weight including main event fighters Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

Here are the weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 165:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5)
- Champ Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135.25)
- Matt Mitrione (260.5) vs. Brendan Schaub (237)
- Francis Carmont (186) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
- Pat Healy (155.75) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (156)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Myles Jury (156) vs. Mike Ricci (155.5)
- Ivan Menjivar (137)* vs. Wilson Reis (135)
- Chris Clements (169.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
- Mitch Gagnon (136) vs. Dustin Kimura (136)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
- Renee Forte (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (155)
- Michel Prazeres (155) vs. Jesse Ronson (155.5)
- Alex Caceres (136) vs. Roland Delorme (136)
- Nandor Guelmino (230) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (245.5)

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UFC News: Jon Jones Will Face Alexander Gustafsson This Fall

UFC President had some time on his hands after landing in Winnipeg last night for UFC 161.  So, he decided to use some time to respond to some fans questions on Twitter.

 

The Mauler is, of course, Alexander Gustafsson.  And Jon Jones added that he has some news coming soon too:

While “Bones” never says he will be fighting Gustafsson, it looks like that will be the next matchup for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

It was believed that Lyota Machida would be getting the next shot at the title but that was not well received by many fans with Jones already beating Machida by chokeout in 2011.  Gustafsson – now 15-1 and having won six in a row – had never received a title shot and would be a fresh challenger.

UPDATED:  White confirmed the match to the media today and said it will take place at UFC 165 on September 21 in Toronto.

Chael Sonnen vs Shogun Rua Set to Headline UFC on Fox Sports 1 1

August is going to one of the busiest months in the history of the UFC.

The UFC will have two pay-per-view events, UFC 163 and UFC 164 at the beginning and end of the month. Then you have the debut of Fox Sports 1 channel debuting on August 17 with the UFC having two shows that month on the channel.

UFC President Dana White promised one heck of a card for UFC on Fox Sports 1. Now we have a headlining fight.

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That event will take place on Saturday, August 17 from TD Garden in Boston.

The fight came about when Rua ((21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) was supposed to square off with Antonio Rogerio Nogueiranext week at UFC 161, but Nogueira had to bow out due to injury. Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) then stated on Twitter that he would step in and face Rua.

Sonnen though was not able to get the necessary paperwork to be able to compete in Canada for next weekend. The native of Oregon is coming off a loss to UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones in April at UFC 159. Rua is coming off a loss to Alexander Gustafsson in December at UFC on Fox 5.