UFC 165: JONES VS. GUSTAFSSON takes place this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Headlining the card will be a light heavyweight title bout between reigning champ Jon Jones and number one contender Alexander Gustafsson. Renan Barao will look to defend his interim bantamweight title against former WEC champ Eddie Wineland in the co-headliner.
A few of the ProMMAnow.com staff has come together once again to share their thoughts and predictions on each of the main card bouts
UFC officials officially announced the UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson event a couple of weeks ago, and the event is quickly taking shape. The event is set to take at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian fans will be treated to two UFC title fights with Jon Jones looking to defend his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson, and Renan Barao looking to defend his interim bantamweight title against Eddie Wineland.
First off all you don’t make weight. Second of all you put on a stupid ass wig. Then thirdly you have the nerve to push your opponent for no good reason. Those three strikes got UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov thrown out of the UFC 160 weigh-ins Friday afternoon at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC Hype Man and event coordinator Burt Watson is a helluva nice guy, but don’t be actin’ a fool on his stage — even if you are 19-0. Nurmagomedov is set to face Abel Trujillo as part of the UFC 160 prelims on FX Saturday night.
UFC officials confirmed earlier this week that Brazilian lightweight Thiago Tavares (17-5-1) failed his UFC on FX 7 post-fight drug test following a first round KO loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov on Jan. 19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tavares tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone and has been suspended for nine months.
Tavares released a statement today regarding the failed drug test.
The ProMMAnow.com staff weighs in with their thoughts and predictions on UFC on FX 7 going down Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort square off in the main event. A win for Bisping should earn him a title shot with Anderson Silva. CB Dollaway faces TUF Brazil standout Daniel Sarafian in his UFC debut. Gabriel Gonzaga returns against “Big” Ben Rothwell, and Russian Sambo master Khabib Nurmagomedov travels into enemy territory to put his incredible win streak on the line against BJJ black belt Thiago Tavares.