The UFC will be returning to Toronto for UFC 165 on September 21st at the Air Canada Centre and the event will feature two title fights including Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson in the main event.
The other title fight will take place in the co-main event as Renan Barao will make his second interim bantamweight title defense against Eddie Wineland and the winner of the bout will likely meet bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in a unification bout at the beginning of 2014.
This past weekend, the UFC announced the bout lineup for UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson and the preliminary card will have eight fights with the first four fights being streamed online and the final four preliminary card bouts being shown on Fox Sports 1.
Along with releasing the fight card lineup, the UFC released the first video preview for this event. The video preview and fight card lineup for UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson are below.
Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Jon Jones (18-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) – LHW Title
Renan Barao (30-1, 1NC) vs. Eddie Wineland (20-8-1) – Interim BW Title
Brendan Schaub (9-3) vs. Matt Mitrione (6-2)
Costa Philippou (12-2, 1NC) vs. Francis Carmont (21-7)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) vs. Pat Healy (29-16, 1NC)
Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Myles Jury (12-0) vs. Mike Ricci (8-3)
Ivan Menjivar (25-10) vs. Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6, 1NC)
Stephen Thompson (7-1) vs. Chris Clements (11-4, 1NC)
Mitch Gagnon (9-2) vs. Dustin Kimura (10-0)
Preliminary Card: (Facebook – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
John Makdessi (11-2) vs. Renee Forte (8-2)
Jesse Ronson (13-2) vs. Michel Prazeres (16-1)
Roland Delorme (9-1, 1NC) vs. Alex Caceres (8-5, 1NC)
Nandor Guelmino (11-4-1) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1, 1NC)