One of the most anticipated rematches in recent memory finally has a date and venue, and it’s all thanks to Kings of Leon.
The UFC announced today that “UFC 178: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2″ will take place on September 27 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Grammy award-winning Kings Of Leon, who were originally booked to play the venue will move their 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour outside to The Lot to accommodate the UFC.
“The first fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was the greatest light heavyweight fight in the history of the UFC,” UFC President Dana White stated in an official release. “This next one is gonna be epic! I really appreciate MGM Resorts, Live Nation and Kings of Leon working together to help us bring this huge fight to Las Vegas.”
While UFC officials previously announced the card would take place in Las Vegas, a venue had not been announced before today.
Tickets for UFC 178 go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time) and are priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100.
Inside Fights covered Jones vs. Gustafsson 1 live at UFC 165 and here are our pre-fight interviews with both fighters.
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