Jon Jones Vs. Alexander Gustafsson I Battles It Out In First Matchup – September 21, 2013 (This Day In MMA History)
Eight years ago today, a Hall of Fame fight took place in the octagon.
Jon Jones (26-1) battled Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) in a UFC light heavyweight title fight. Though Gustafsson is one of the few fighters who managed to keep his ground, it was Jones who bloodied his way for his sixth successful defense of the title.
Jones won the contest by unanimous decision. The two fighters met again in December 2018 for a rematch for the title, but Jones still walked away victorious.
The championship battle was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.