UFC 232

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UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)
Venue T-Mobile Arena
City Paradise, Nevada
Event chronology

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UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on December 29, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area.[1][2]

Background[edit]

A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between former champion Jon Jones and former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson is expected to headline this event.[3] As the current divisional champion Daniel Cormier is focusing on defending his UFC Heavyweight Championship, the promotion has indicated that he would be stripped of his title and that the winner of the proposed Jones/Gustafsson bout would become the undisputed champion.[3] Jones and Gustafsson have fought previously in September of 2013 at UFC 165 with Jones defending his title by unanimous decision.[4] The rematch was previously booked to headline UFC 178 in September of 2014, but the pairing was scrapped after Gustafsson tore his right meniscus and lateral collateral ligament.[5][6]

Cyborg (left) has a record of 20–1 (1), with her only loss dating back to 2005 when she made her professional debut. Meanwhile, Nunes (right) has three title defenses and a 16–4 record. This will be the first time in UFC history that two current female champions in different divisions will face each other.

A UFC Women's Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Cris Cyborg (who is also a former Strikeforce Women's Featherweight Champion and Invicta FC Featherweight Champion) and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes is expected to take place at the event.[7] If successful, Nunes will become the first woman to be champion in two divisions simultaneously and third fighter overall (after Conor McGregor at UFC 205 and Daniel Cormier at UFC 226), as well as the sixth person overall to win a title in different divisions.[7] This will be the fourth time in UFC history that champions in different divisions fight for the same title, following UFC 94, UFC 205 and UFC 226.[citation needed]

A women's flyweight bout between Sijara Eubanks and Jessica Eye was expected to take place at this event, but Eubanks was pulled from the bout on October 2 in favor of a headliner for the vacant UFC Women's Flyweight Championship against former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship challenger Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 230.[8][9] However, that fight was canceled a week later however.[10] Eubanks will remain on the card at UFC 230 against former title challenger Roxanne Modafferi, while Eye currently remains left without an opponent.[11]

Fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson [a]
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Amanda Nunes [b]
Light Heavyweight Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson
Welterweight Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa
Women's Featherweight Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson

[12]

Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2018-07-08). "UFC announces rest of 2018 schedule from September through end of year". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ Damon Martin (2018-07-08). "UFC announces remaining schedule for 2018 including return to Madison Square Garden". mmanytt.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ a b John Morgan (2018-10-10). "Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 set for UFC 232; Daniel Cormier to be stripped of title". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ Staff (2013-09-22). "UFC 165 results and photos: Champ Jon Jones survives gutsy Alexander Gustafsson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-07-22). "UFC 178 set for Sept 27 at MGM Grand". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-07-22.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-07-23). "Jones-Gustafsson 2 postponed; DC gets title shot". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
  7. ^ a b Staff (2018-08-22). "Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes champion-vs.-champion fight set for UFC 232". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-08-31). "Jessica Eye vs. Sijara Eubanks targeted for UFC 232". mmaonpoint.com. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  9. ^ Staff (2018-10-02). "UFC 230 finally has main event: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks for vacant flyweight title". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  10. ^ Brett Okamoto (2018-10-09). "Daniel Cormier-Derrick Lewis official; Valentina Shevchenko moved back to UFC 231". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  11. ^ Staff (2018-10-10). "Sijara Eubanks will fight at UFC 230, after all". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  12. ^ "UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  13. ^ "B.J. Penn vs. Ryan Hall announced for UFC 232". 2018-09-13.