Jones – Teixeira booked for March 15 

Jon Jones will put his Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship belt on the line against fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira in a headlining fight at a pay per view event of the UFC on the 15th of March.

The match has been confirmed by officials of the UFC after there were widespread rumors regarding the match-up in several media outlets. The bout, which will take place at UFC 171 and according to the industry experts, it has all the potential to be one of the top grossing pay per view events of the promotion of the year.

The UFC had made announcements about the event and also mentioned the booking of the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas for the event but before, they hadn’t made any decisions on the main event of the fight card.

Jones, who has a professional record of 19-1, holds the record of most number of Light Heavyweight Championship defenses in the UFC with six defenses to his name and he will be looking to take the record to seven with the match against Teixeira.

The Brazilian defeated Alexander Gustafsson in his last defense of the title in September in match that is a candidate for the prestigious Fight of the Year award. But Jones sustained an injury during the match and will be out of action till the turn of the year, after which, he will return to training as he aims to be fit for the March 15th bout.

Teixeira, on the other hand, has a 20 match winning streak behind him in his professional record of 22-2 and he will be looking to take the title from Jones, who has become one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC since his move to the promotion.