Well UFC president Dana White just dropped this bomb moments ago on the company’s official website.
The long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, scheduled for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27, has been postponed after the Swede suffered an injury in training this week. Although there are scores of hungry challengers waiting for a crack at Jones’ crown, few can rival Daniel Cormier’s burning desire to topple the champ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
And now that matchup is set. UFC officials made the announcement of the main event switch to Jones vs. Cormier on Wednesday.
Gustafsson will surely be disappointed to sustain an injury just days after the rematch was confirmed. But as they say the show must go on and the unbeaten Cormier will definitely be a tough challenge for Jones.