LATEST NEWS Alexander Gustafsson Out, Daniel Cormier in Against Jon Jones at UFC 178
The most anticipated light heavyweight rematch in UFC history will once again have to wait. On Wednesday, it was announced Alexander Gustafsson has to withdraw from his September 27 sequel against champion Jon Jones due to undisclosed injury.
Don’t rip up your UFC 178 tickets just yet. Daniel Cormier (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute.
It’s no secret there’s no love lost between Jones and Cormier. The bitter rivals have been going back-and-forth verbally for the past couple of years. In fact, the first words out of Cormier’s mouth after he submitted Dan Henderson in his last outing was…
“Jon Jones, you can’t run away from me forever,” Cormier stated during his in-octagon interview. “I’m the kid at the wrestling tournament that is always in your bracket. No matter where you go, I’m coming. You better hurry because I’m getting better.”
Jones is the most decorated champion the UFC’s light heavyweight division has ever seen. The 27-year-old collected his seventh straight title defense by beating Glover Teixeira at UFC 172.
Cormier is perfect through his first 15 professional fights. The former Olympic wrestler has claimed for years that he possesses the arsenal to dethrone Jones.
No word on how long Gustafsson will be forced to ride the pine.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s updated :
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson
Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion
UFC FN 46: Conor McGregor Thrills Dublin Crowd With First Round Stoppage
UFC Fight Night 46 was built to showcase the abilities of Conor McGregor, and the Irish featherweight didn’t disappoint his country men and women. Just as the outspoken McGregor predicted heading into the fight, the rising star put away Diego Brandao in the opening round.
While defending a series of leg lock attempts from Brandao early on, McGregor landed several punches from above. After the fight returned to its feet, McGregor quickly returned Brandao to the mat with a left hand. From there, “Notorious” finished the deal with a flurry of right hands, as Brandao attempted to cover up from below.
With the victory, which was the 26 year-old’s third in the UFC, McGregor’s record improved to 15-2. Brandao’s sits at 18-10.
Here are the results from UFC Fight Night 46, which was hosted by the 02 in Dublin, Ireland.
Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandao via TKO (punches) R1, 4:05
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 4:48
Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO (punches) R2, 3:41
Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey via TKO (punches) R1, 2:07
Neil Seery def. Phil Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Mike King via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 3:33
Trevor Smith def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nikita Krylov def. Cody Donovan via TKO (punches) R1, 4:57
Patrick Holohan def. Josh Sampo via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:06
UFC FN 45 Results: Donald Cerrone stops Jim Miller
Donald Cerrone added another big win to his resume tonight at UFC Fight Night 45, as the lightweight stopped fellow contender Jim Miller in the headliner.
Cerrone put away Miller with a head kick in round two, and extended his winning streak to four in the process.
Here are the results from UFC FN 45, which went down at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller via KO (head kick) R2, 3:31
Edson Barboza def. Evan Dunham via TKO (strikes) R1, 3:06
Rick Story def. Leonardo Mafra via submission (arm-triangle choke) R2, 2:12
Joe Proctor def. Justin Salas via TKO (punches) R2, 3:27
John Lineker def. Alptekin Ozkilic via TKO (punches) R3, 4:51
Lucas Martins def. Alex White via knockout (punches) R3, 2:08
Gleison Tibau def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Leslie Smith def. Jessamyn Duke via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:24
Aljamain Sterling def. Hugo Viana via TKO (punches) R3, 3:50
Yosdenis Cedeno def. Jerrod Sanders via TKO (injury) R1, 5:00
Claudia Gadelha def. Tina Lahdemaki via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)