UFC President Dana White said in an official statement today made by the UFC that the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 on September 27th will in fact take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This news comes some time after the UFC announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, but they had not announced a venue prior to today.
“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.”
Grammy award winning band The Kings Of Leon were originally booked for the MGM Grand, however the band will be moving their concert outdoors along the Vegas strip to The Lot.
The current UFC 178 card is as follows:
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson