Jones hasn’t fought since September of last year when Alexander Gustafsson brought him to a decision, which Jones won in the main event of UFC 165. The fight was considered the best of the year and won Best Fight of 2013 at the Fighter’s Only World MMA Awards. Jones won the bout to break the record for most title defenses in the light heavyweight division.
Teixeira put a stamp on his legitimacy as a contender with a knockout of Ryan Bader in his last appearance. Just three weeks before Jones’ bout with Gustafsson, Teixeira headlined opposite Bader and came back from a being hurt to put Bader away in the first.
The fight will headline the card set for the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. The date for the event is Saturday, April 26th with tickets on sale now right here.
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