Jon Jones (L) (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II Official for UFC 178 in Las Vegas The MMA Corner Staff July 4, 2014 News, Spotlight Despite previous rumors regarding the date and location of one of the most anticipated rematches in recent UFC history, the fight now has an official date and location. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his belt on the line against Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Sept. 27. The pair had previously been rumored for an August date in Las Vegas and a September meeting in Toronto, but neither of those scenarios never came to fruition. The pair met previously at UFC 165 in September of 2013 at the same location with Jones retaining his 205-pound title via unanimous decision in what most considered the “Fight of the Year.” The decision was filled with controversy as many felt that the towering Swede had done enough to claim the championship. Since their first meeting, Jones has fought just once. The Jackson’s MMA product edged Brazilian Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in April, also on the scorecards. The win moved the 26-year-old’s record to 20-1 and marked his seventh consecutive title defense. Gustafsson, meanwhile, got back in the win column in March, scoring a second-round TKO over England’s Jimi Manuwa. The 27-year-old had pleaded for the rematch with Jones to take place in his native Sweden, but it appears that the UFC has decided against it. UFC 178 will take place from a yet-to-be-determined venue on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. The night’s main card will air live on pay-per-view, with prelims split between a Fox Sports 1 broadcast and a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. No other match-ups for the event are rumored at this time. Pingback: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II Slated for UFC 177 in Las Vegas | The MMA Corner() Pingback: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch signed for UFC 178 – MMA Fighting | MMA NEWS() Pingback: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II Official for UFC 178 in Toronto – MMA Corner - Sexxy Sports Network() Pingback: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II confirmed for September 27 – Cage Pages - Sexxy Sports Network() Pingback: Jon Jones and the UFC: Playing Dangerous Games Outside the Octagon | The MMA Corner() Pingback: Video News Round-Up: Jones-Gustafsson II, Invicta on Fight Pass, Belfort's Failed Test | The MMA Corner() Thinesh this sucks was really looking forward to seeing this fight live, just like the first one.