It looks like two of Jon Jones’ previous victims will meet this summer across the pond.

On Monday morning, Kimura.se broke the news that light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira had officially been booked for the headlining act on the recently announced UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin. UFC President Dana White would later confirm the fight during an appearance on MMA Crazy TV.

Teixeira (22-4) will enter this bout riding a career worst two-fight win streak, with his most recent outing being a one-sided unanimous decision to former NCAA wrestling national champion Phil Davis in the co-main event of UFC 179. Prior to this setback, the Brazilian knockout artist saw his 20-fight win streak snapped at the hands of current Jones in their title fight at UFC 172. He was originally scheduled to return against Rashad Evans earlier this year before an injury forced him out of the bout. He will enter this bout 19 stoppage wins, including 13  by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 5-2.

Gustafsson (16-3) was last seen on the receiving end of a violent first round knockout at the hands of current number contender Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 14 in January. This setback not only cost Gustafsson his rematch with Jones but also marked his third loss in his last three  bouts. To date his last win came against in his Jimi Manuwa in the main event of UFC Fight Night 37 in March 2014, earning both Knockout and Fight of the Night in the process. He will enter this bout with 10 career knockout victories and a UFC record of 8-3.

UFC Fight Night 69 is currently scheduled to take place on June 20 at O2 World Berlin in the Germany. No other bouts have been announced.

 

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