The next UFC fight card won’t take place until July 27, when the promotion heads to Seattle for UFC on Fox 8, but that doesn’t mean the wheels will stop rolling on the UFC machine. On Tuesday, July 9, the promotion will be in Toronto to get things started for UFC 165.
UFC 165 will take place at the Air Canada Centre on September 21. A light heavyweight title fight will headline the event. Champion Jon Jones will put his belt on the line against Alexander Gustafsson. A second title fight will be the evening’s co-main event as interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao defends his title against Eddie Wineland.
Jones and Gustafsson will be in Toronto on Tuesday for a public press conference at the Real Sports Bar and Grill. Joining the fighters will be the UFC Director of Canadian Operations, Tom Wright. The press conference will get under way at 12 p.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT.
Speaking about UFC 165’s main event, UFC president Dana White said, “Jon Jones is re-writing the record book for the light heavyweight division...He is one of the pound-for-pound best in the world with a record-tying five straight title defenses by age 25. This bout with Gustafsson is an awesome fight. Alex is a big man plus he’s mean and hungry—and excited for the opportunity to fight Jones.”
UFC 165 Fight Card (announced fights):
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Nandor Guelmino
Stephen Thompson vs. Chris Clements
Michel Prazeres vs. Mark Bocek
Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar
**Dana White quote via UFC