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UFC returns to London in March

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Gustafsson nearly dethroned Jon Jones (©GettyImages)
Gustafsson nearly dethroned Jon Jones (©GettyImages).

UFC President Dana White has confirmed the UFC will be back to the UK on March 8th.

The card will be headlined in the 02 Arena in London by a number one contenders bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Nogueira is currently on a two fighting winning over Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans in what was on the of biggest upsets in MMA this year.

The 37-year-old was due to fight fellow Brazilian Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua in a repeat of their 2005 clash however 'Little Nog' was forced out due to a back injury.

Gustafsson is coming off the very tight decision loss to Jon Jones in their Light Heavyweight title fight.

The Swede put in a miraculous effort against Jones with many claiming he won the fight. Gustafsson almost had the fight stopped by a doctor going into the final round due to a cut over the eye of the American.

Dana White like many of the fans called for an immediate rematch however Jones said he already had commitments to fight Glover Teixera - some describe him of ducking the Gustafsson fight.

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