Jon Jones Isn’t Guaranteed an Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

September 21, 2013

Jon-Jones-UFC-126-Prefight_4718-478x270UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to break the most wins as a UFC Light Heavyweight record on Saturday night if he can beat Alexander Gustafsson in the main event at UFC 165 in Canada. But according to UFC president Dana White, if Jones loses, he isn’t guaranteed an immediate rematch.

White confirmed the news at Thursday’s media scrum in Canada, saying that no fighter gets an automatic rematch clause in his contract.

“There is never any automatic rematch clause,” White said. “We would go by how the fight goes, and if it was the kind of fight that deserves a rematch.”

Jones became the youngest ever UFC champion at 23 years of age. He has since gone on to defend the title five times. He will enter Saturday’s fight as an overwhelming favorite over the Swedish Mauler, who is currently riding a six-fight winning streak in the Octagon.

The winner of the fight is expected to take on Brazilian Glover Teixeira, who is coming off a first-round knockout win over Ryan Bader last month in Brazil.

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