On Saturday, Dec. 29, the UFC closes out 2018 with its final pay-per-view card of the Fox period. It’s a fitting segue for the night’s main event.
Former light heavyweight champ Jon Jones returns from his second steroid suspension to rematch Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson. The pair satisfied previously at UFC 165 in among the most affordable battles of Jones’s title regime. They’ll fight for the uninhabited 205-pound strap, which was just recently stripped from two-division titleholder Daniel Cormier– the man Jones beat at UFC 214 before his fallen short medicine test.
The occasion could work as the last straw for Jones, who compelled the whole battle card to move less than a week out due to certifying concerns in Nevada. His trainwreck of an occupation appears like the incorrect thing for the UFC to bring with it right into the ESPN era in 2019, yet the firm absolutely took some severe procedures to maintain him on the card.
At night’s co-headliner, women’s lightweight champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino places her belt on the line versus the promotion’s bantamweight queen, Amanda Nunes.
The 13-fight event occurs from the Online forum in Inglewood, Calif., and also begins with 4 prelims streaming on UFC Battle Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. An extra 4 prelim spells comply with on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The night’s five-fight primary card airs reside on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
Carlos Condit vs. Michael Chiesa
Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson
Chad Mendes vs. Alex Volkanovski