Five reasons not to miss the UFC LHW title fight between Jones and Gustafsson at UFC 165

July 23, 2013

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Five reasons not to miss the UFC LHW title fight between Jones and Gustafsson at UFC 165



UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson takes place on September 21, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The main-event will feature the new number one pound for pound king Jon Jones who defends his 205-pound strap against number one contender, Alexander Gustafsson.

Here is our “five reasons” why not to miss this anticipated title-fight.

1:  After Jones’ destruction over Chael Sonnen back at UFC 159, Jones tied Tito Ortiz for having  the most consecutive title defenses in UFC light heavyweight history.  Jon Jones has the chance of a lifetime to surpass Ortiz’ record by defending his title six-times and earning himself a spot in the history books.

2: Alexander Gustafsson has the opportunity ahead of him to be the first Swedish UFC champion.  Even bigger than that, Gustafsson has the chance to be the first ever European to hold UFC gold.

3: Since his last fight with Chael Sonnen, we don’t know how Jon Jones’ toe will hold up and it will be interesting to see how the fight plays out with Jones’ known toe injury that left his toe hanging by a thread in his UFC 159 bout with Sonnen.

Will it impact his wrestling?  Will it slow him down? Will it bother him?  Will this play a mental trick in his mind going into the fight?  Time will tell!

4: Gustafsson holds a victory over the one person that has a defeat over Jones, and that is Matt Hamill.  Sure, Jones looked like he was winning the fight against Hamill before he was DQ’d via an illegal blow but Gustafsson looked impressive in his bout against Hamill, putting him away in devastating fashion via TKO at UFC 133.

5: Our last and final reason why not to miss this title fight between Jones and Gustafsson is the fact that they are both considered a carbon copy of each other.  Their skill set and determination to succeed makes it such a difficult task for the critics to predict.

They both share only one loss in their career, they are coming off a series of wins over tough opponents and they are both fighting for a record and a place in the history books.   It’s really going to come down to who wants it more because the loser will forever be shadowed by the history they could have made and the winner will bask in all the glory that tomorrow will bring.

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