Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Headlines UFC 170

November 14, 2013

Jon-Jones-UFC-126-Prefight_4718Jon Jones is coming back to Sin City.

Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170 in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, UFC officials announced on Wednesday evening.

Jones and Teixeira were originally announced as headliners for the UFC 169 card, which takes place on Feb. 1, but then taken off the card after UFC president Dana White said the deal to have them fight on that date was never done.

Jones (19-1) won the 205-pound title in 2011 and has successfully defended the belt six consecutive times; a UFC record. His last defense came against Alexander Gustafsson in what was arguably his toughest test to date, leaving the Octagon bloodier and bruised more than ever before.

Teixeira (22-2) is undefeated in the UFC, picking up wins over former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, James Te Huna, and most recently Ryan Bader with a first-round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 28 in September. Nineteen of Teixeira’s 22 wins have been finishes.

UFC 170 currently has no other fights announced. MMAWeekly.com will update on the card as more information becomes available.

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