Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 targeted for UFC 177

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

Pending Jon Jones' signature, Alexander Gustafsson will get his rematch with the light heavyweight champion this summer in Las Vegas.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has never defended his title in Las Vegas, but it looks like his first one will be made this August.

ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that Alexander Gustafsson has accepted the UFC's offer to book the rematch with Jones for August 30th, and this fight will be made official once Jones agrees.

UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta told ESPN.com on Saturday the promotion intends to book the 205-pound title bout to a UFC 177 pay-per-view event on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas. The card is expected to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Jones (20-1) easily beat Glover Teixeira in April, winning a lopsided unanimous decision for his 7th consecutive title defense. Gustafsson (16-2) gave Jones the toughest fight of his career at UFC 165, engaging in a back-and-forth battle that saw Jones win a unanimous decision in one of the best fights (if not the best fight) of 2013. The Swede recently won via 2nd round TKO against Jimi Manuwa back in March.

If Jones agrees to fight Gustafsson at UFC 177, it would mean both August PPVs for the UFC would be headlined by rematches, as Jose Aldo is scheduled to fight Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on August 2nd.

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