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UFC 165 takes place on Saturday night and will feature Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson, in a match up that has been billed as Bones vs The Mauler. The fight card information can be seen below with the preliminaries taking place from 8 p.m. ET and the main card from 10 p.m. ET. All the action can be watched online through live stream (details below).
This UFC Light Heavyweight match up should be a fan favorite between these two talented and dangerous fighters.
Jon "Bones" Jones enters the contest with a record of 18-1-0, where as Alexander Gustafsson comes into the fight with an equally good record of 15-1-0.
Both fighters have 9-0 KO/TKO win-loss records, where as Jones has a 6-0 Submission W-L ration, compared to Gustafsson who has a 3-1 record in that department.
Both fighters are 26 years old, but Gustafsson has a slight height advantage at 6 ft 5 inches, compared to Jones' 6 feet 4 inches. However, in reach Jones has a clear advantage with a reach of 84.5", where as Gustafsson has a reach of just 81.2". Both weighed in at 205 lbs.
Supporting Jones vs Gustafsson on the main card are a stream of other good fights that should provide fans with top entertainment. Barao vs Wineland, as well as Schaub vs Mitrione should be fantastic warm up fights.
There will also be Phillippou vs Carmont and Healy vs Nurmagomedov.
There will also be four fights in the Sox Sports 1 Preliminaries, as well as four earlier fights in the online preliminaries.
The full fight card can be seen below:
Main Card (PPV)
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub
Costa Philippou vs. Francis Carmont
Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Mike Ricci vs. Myles Jury
Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis
Stephen Thompson def. Chris Clements via TKO (Punches) Round 2, 1:27
Mitch Gagnon def. Dustin Kimura via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1, 4:05
Preliminary Card (YouTube, Facebook)
John Makdessi def. Renee Forte via KO (Punches) Round 1, 2:01
Michel Richard dos Prazeres def. Jesse Ronson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex Caceres def. Roland Delorme via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Nandor Guelmino via KO (punches) - Round 3, 3:18
UFC 165 can be watched online through live stream on UFC.com by clicking here.