UFC: Jones vs. Johnson Slated For May 2015

Jones vs. Johnson

As promised by the UFC, the winner of Gustafsson vs. Johnson is guaranteed a light heavyweight title shot early this year. At UFC on FOX 14, Anthony Johnson mauled through “The Mauler” in the very first round and won the bout by TKO in Sweden. After the event, Johnson secured himself a title shot against Jon Jones and a date for the bout is already in the works, according to an announcement by UFC President Dana White on Wednesday.

We’re looking to do that fight in May; I don’t have the exact date, but May.

Speculation is the fight will take place on Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, a slot regularly reserved for big pay-per-view events. So don’t be shocked to hear that Jones vs. Johnson will be announced shortly for Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Jones’ most recent win inside the Octagon was against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 via unanimous decision. Many believe Johnson will be his final test at light heavyweight.

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