During the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz, UFC President Dana White revealed that the promotion is returning to the UK on March 8 with a visit to London.

In addition to revealing the location and date of the event, White announced that recent light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will return to action for the first time since his narrow, decision loss to champion Jon Jones to take on Brazilian Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

When asked if a win would guarantee Gustafsson a rematch with Jones, White indicated that as long as the Swedish fighter bests “Lil’ Nog” and Jones retains his belt against Glover Teixeira in early 2014, Jones-Gustafsson II would be next for both fighters.

Gustafsson had a six-fight winning streak snapped in the loss to Jones at UFC 165. The towering Swede pushed the champion like no other challenger before him, prompting many to call for an immediate rematch. The 6-foot-4, 26-year-old fighter has tasted defeat just twice in his MMA career, once to the champion and once to fellow top-10 fighter Phil Davis.

Nogueira, meanwhile, has fought just twice in the last two years. He defeated former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans by decision at UFC 156 in February and stopped Tito Ortiz via strikes in his previous Octagon appearance at UFC 140. The 37-year-old has compiled a 4-2 record with the promotion since first competing at UFC 106 in 2009.

More fights for the March 8 card in London are expected to be announced in the near future.

Photo: Alexander Gustafsson (Sherdog)

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    Alex will win the title!!!!!!!!!!!