The venue for UFC 178 is now official as the promotion announced on Tuesday that the fight card will come from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 27. Along with announcing the event, the UFC also announced that tickets go on sale next week.
The fight card will be headlined by a title fight rematch as Jon Jones will defend the light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson for a second time as Jones defeated Gustafsson last year at UFC 165.
“The first fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was the greatest light heavyweight fight in the history of the UFC,” UFC President Dana White said. “This next one is gonna be epic! I really appreciate MGM Resorts, Live Nation and Kings of Leon working together to help us bring this huge fight to Las Vegas.”
Tickets for UFC 178: Jones vs. Gustafsson II go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200, and $100, not including applicable service charges. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, July 31 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
The current UFC 178: Jones vs. Gustafsson II fight card is below.
Jon Jones (20-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (16-2)
Tim Kennedy (18-4) vs. Yoel Romero (8-1)
Dominick Cruz (19-1) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (20-7-2)
Cat Zingano (8-0) vs. Amanda Nunes (9-3)
Brian Ebersole (50-16, 1NC) vs. John Howard (22-9)
Patrick Cote (20-8) vs. Stephen Thompson (9-1)
Conor McGregor (15-2) vs. Dustin Poirier (16-3)