After waiting eight years for a rematch to one of the most exciting fights in UFC history, fans will finally get to watch the fight they have been demanding for years when Alexander Gustafsson and Jon “Bones” Jones step into the octagon at UFC 232. The fight is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 29. The fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight championship, which was stripped from Daniel Cormier, who is scheduled to fight the winner.
This will be Jones’ first fight since he was suspended in July 2017. It will also be Gustafsson’s first fight since May 2017. The first fight was a coming out party for Gustafsson, who shocked the world by almost defeating Jones. He will try to finish the job this time around. For those interested in watching the fight, it will be available on pay per view and on UFC Fight Pass.
Jones and Gustafsson first fought in 2013. At the time, people expected another quick finish from Jones, but Gustafsson was game, dominating the first two rounds of the fight and knocking Jones down for the first time in his career. Jones went on to win the fight by unanimous decision.
- 1 Jon Jones
- 2 Alexander Gustafsson
- 3 UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson II Fight Date
- 4 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Location
- 5 Why the Fight Happen?
- 6 Jones vs Gustafsson II Official Broadcaster
- 6.1 How to watch: UFC 232 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Live Online
- 6.2 UFC 232 Online TV Services
- 6.3 Jones vs Gustafsson II Free Streaming
- 6.4 Using VPN
- 6.5 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Live Stream Overseas
- 6.6 Social Media
- 7 Who will win?
- 8 Press Conference
- 9 Odds
- 10 Jones vs Gustafsson II Fight Card
- 11 Jones vs Gustafsson 2: Weigh-in
- 12 Fight Title
- 13 Coaches
- 14 UFC 232 Fight Preview
- 15 Last Words
Jones is considered one of the greatest fighters in UFC history and the greatest light heavyweight champion. He became the youngest UFC light heavyweight champion when he was 23-years-old and defended the title eight times before getting stripped of it in 2015 after violating the UFC’s Athlete Code of Conduct policy. Jones was also the first fighter to be sponsored by Nike, and has a 22-1-0 record, with the only loss coming after he was disqualified for illegal elbows when he faced Matt Hamill.
Gustafsson is a Swedish fighter who started his MMA career in 2006 at 19-years-old. He was an up and coming fighter when he took the fight against Jones, riding a six-fight winning streak that made him the top contender in the light heavyweight division, after wins over Thiago Silva and Maurício Rua. Gustafsson’s fight against Jones made him a household name, but he wants to add the light heavyweight championship to his resume.
UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson II Fight Date
UFC 232 is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018. The date is great because it is right in the middle of Christmas and the New Year, which means the venue will be sold out and there will be millions at home watching because of the holiday break.
Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Location
Jones vs Gustafsson 2 will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which has been the home of some of the biggest fights in history. Since the fight will be held at the Arena, expect to see a lot of famous faces in the crowd.
Why the Fight Happen?
The correct question here is why did it take so long? The rematch makes sense because the first fight was one of the greatest in UFC history and Gustafsson is the only fighter to push Jones to the limit. Dana White initially scheduled a rematch between the men in 2015, but an injury to Gustafsson forced the fight to be canceled and Daniel Cormier entered the picture.
UFC 165 took place 0n September 21, 2013, and the light heavyweight title fight between Gustafsson and Jones was the main event. Jones, who had defended the belt five times, was expected to win easily, but Gustafsson shocked everyone by taking the fight to Jones and almost pulling off the upset win. After losing the first two rounds, Jones fought back and won a close fight by unanimous decision. The fight between the two men earned the Fight of the Year honors.
Jones vs Gustafsson II Official Broadcaster
UFC 232 will be broadcast live on pay-per-view, but the UFC hasn’t announced the official broadcaster’s name. The fight will also be broadcast live on UFC’s Fight Pass, which allows users to watch live UFC PPV events. The PPV will cost between $50 and $60. Fight Pass is available on cable outlets in the United States or through streaming services like SlingTV and Amazon Prime.
How to watch: UFC 232 Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Live Online
Fans will be able to stream UFC 232 live on most electronic devices. You can watch the fight by simply going to UFC.TV on any of your electronic devices like your laptop, tablet, television or even your phone, as long as the device has the necessary capabilities. If you’re not sure if your device will be able to stream the fight, click here to find out which of your devices can be used to stream it.
UFC 232 Online TV Services
There are many streaming services available that allow you to stream UFC 232 which can be accessed using Fight Pass. There are also other services that allow you to stream the fight without the need for Fight Pass. You can find streaming providers for UFC 232.
SlingTV is another great alternative because they offer the option of purchasing the fight without having Fight Pass. They have a basic package for $25 per month and offer new users seven free days, so you can try it out for the weekend and purchase the fight.
This is a new streaming service provided by DirectTV that is currently working on getting PPV events like Jones vs Gustafsson II available on their service. With a few months left until the fight, they may have the option available by then.
Technically, you can’t purchase the fight on PlayStation Vue, but there are other ways you can watch the fight.
- Go to the PlayStation Store.
- Go to the movies and television section
- Look through the live events, where you should see the fight available for purchase.
Watching Jones vs Gustafsson II on Amazon Prime is very easy if you are a subscriber. Simply look for live events and purchase the fight. If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for $12.99 per month. They offer a free 30-day trial for new users.
Jones vs Gustafsson II Free Streaming
If you don’t want to spend money on the fight but still want to watch it, it is impossible to do so legally. However, if you don’t mind dealing with viruses and malware, there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to watch it for free.
For those living in countries without access to the fight, using a VPN is the only option. All you have to do is pay for a VPN, which will assign you an IP address for a country where the fight is available. Once the VPN is active, download the Fight Pass app, which will allow you to watch the fight.
Setting up a VPN is a very simple and straightforward process. All you have to do is buy a VPN service from a reputable provider, log into your account with the device you want to use the VPN on, choose the country you want your IP address to be from, and connect to the internet.
VPN Services To Choose From
- ExpressVPN: When it comes to premium VPN services, they are one of the most reliable providers out there. At $12.95 per month, they are a bit on the pricey side, but it is worth it because you don’t have to worry about losing service during the fight.
- IPVanish: This is another reliable VPN provider available around the world. They also offer reliable service that won’t screw up during the fight, and at $10 per month, they offer one of the best VPN rates you will find.
- NordVPN: If you’re looking for a secure VPN provider that protects your privacy, NordVPN is one of the best VPN services for protecting your privacy. At $11.95 per month, they are one of the pricier VPN providers out there, but the service they offer makes it worth it.
Jones vs Gustafsson 2 Live Stream Overseas
For those that live outside the United States and want to watch the fight, there are plenty of live streaming options available. However, the official broadcasters outside the United States are:
BT Sport (UK)
OSN (Middle East)
Viaplay (Sweden, Denmark)
Match TV (Russia)
Fox Sports (Australia)
Since all these networks offer Fight Pass, you can stream Jones vs Gustafsson II on your mobile devices by just downloading the app.
If you are planning on watching the fight live, improve the experience by interacting with other fans watching the fight and keep your friends and followers updated on what is going on using social media platforms.
You can get live updates and interact with others on the official UFC Facebook page. You might even be eligible to win some prizes if they run a promotion before or during the fight.
You can discuss the fight and other fights on the card by simply using the hashtag #UFC232. The hashtag will start trending the closer we get to the fight, so make sure your predictions are out before the day of the fight.
If you’re looking for some prefight information or just want to talk to some die-hard MMA fans, make sure you check r/ufc on Reddit before the fight to get a better idea of who will win from knowledgeable fans.
Who will win?
Since this is mixed martial arts, anything is possible. However, most experts believe Jones will win the fight and reclaim his belt. Neither fighter has fought in over a year but they believe Jones is still the better fighter and will win again.
The post-fight conference after the last fight between these two men essentially happened in the hospital because that was where they both spent the night. This time around, they will both be hoping to have the conference in the Arena and avoid another trip to the hospital.
MMA experts aren’t the only ones that believe Jones will win the rematch because the oddsmakers also have the former champion winning this fight. Jones had 9-25 odds of winning the fight while Gustafsson has 43-20 odds, making Jones an overwhelming favorite.
Jones vs Gustafsson II Fight Card
UFC 232 might end up being their best PPV card of the year, featuring two title fights. While Jones and Gustafsson get the top billing, the co-main event also promises to be a great match, featuring the two biggest names in women’s MMA, Christiane “Cyborg” Justino vs Amanda Nunes for Cyborg’s 145-pound title.
UFC 232 Main Event:
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the vacant light heavyweight title
UFC 232 Co-Main Event:
UFC Featherweight Champion Cristiane Justino vs. UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes for “Cyborg’s” 145-pound title
UFC 232 Main Card, Prelims:
205 lbs.: Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
155 lbs.: Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
145 lbs.: Arnold Allen vs. Gilbert Melendez
170 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit
Jones vs Gustafsson 2: Weigh-in
The weigh-in for fights generally happens a day before the fight to make sure that both fighters meet the weight requirements. The UFC will eventually announce the weigh-in date for this fight will be on December 28.
Jones vs Gustafsson II will be for the UFC’s light heavyweight belt. UFC Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier held the belt after Jones’ last suspension, but he was stripped of the belt since he is scheduled to fight Brock Lesner in January, but he was promised the first shot at the winner of the fight.
Jon Jones’ coach Mike Winkeljohn said in a recent interview that the only reason the first fight went five rounds was that Jones didn’t take the fight very seriously because he didn’t consider Gustafsson to be a good fighter. This time around, Winkeljohn won’t let Jones make the same mistake.
Gustaffson’s coaches haven’t said much about Jones, but Gustafsson promised to finish the fight this time around and not leave the decision to the judges.
UFC 232 Fight Preview
One of the greatest fighters in UFC history will make his return to the octagon at UFC 232 when former light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones tries to reclaim his belt when he takes on Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of one of the greatest fights in UFC history.
Since the fight was announced a couple of weeks ago, UFC fans have been eagerly anticipating the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Since this fight will be for the light heavyweight championship, expect to see another classic fight between these two warriors.