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Sunday, Sep 22, 2013

UFC 165: Alexander Gustafsson “Absolutely” Wants Rematch, Dana White Says It’s Possible

Gustafsson (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Following their instant classic, main event bout last night at UFC 165, there is already considerable and understandable speculation as to whether Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will fight again. After all, not only was the fight filled with memorable moments, but the consensus seems to be that Jones barely retained his light-heavyweight championship.

The 26 year-old champ, who was badly cut and largely unable to take the fight to the floor, battled back with strikes to record the unanimous decision win.

When asked about the possibility of a rematch during the card’s post-fight, UFC on FOX 2 show, Dana White stated:“I think they could fight again. I think Glover (Teixeira) would get another fight. I told Alex after the fight that he lost nothing in his fight.”’

In the post-fight presser, the UFC President also relayed that he’s interested in booking a rematch, however, nothing is certain at this juncture. Gustafsson was also asked about the possibility of rematching Jones, and “The Mauler” responded:

“Absolutely. I want a rematch right away. But it’s up to the UFC. It’s an honor to fight Jon.”

With the win, Jones set a new title defense record for the light-heavyweight title at six.

UFC 165 was hosted by Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:26 pm
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