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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

UFC 178: Daniel Cormier to Fight Jon Jones Instead of Alexander Gustafsson


By FCF Staff

Alexander Gustafsson will have to wait for another shot at the UFC light-heavyweight title, as the promotion has announced he has withdrawn from his September 27th bout with Jon Jones due to injury.

Stepping in for Gustafsson at UFC 178 will be  #2 ranked contender Daniel Cormier.

The nature of Gustafsson’s injury wasn’t disclosed in the official announcement by the UFC; however, according to MMA Fighting.com, the light-heavyweight has torn meniscus in his knee.

Cormier (15-0) has scored wins over Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson since he dropped down from heavyweight, and the decorated wrestler has gone 4-0 in the Octagon to date.

The champion Jones (20-1) is coming off a decision win over Glover Teixeira, after he defeated Gustafsson by UD in September.

UFC 178 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


posted by FCF Staff @ 1:28 am
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