It has been revealed that Jon Jones will defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC against Brazilian Glover Teixiera.
The bout will take place on February 22nd in Las Vegas.
Jones' manager Malki Kawa revealed the news to MMAFighting.com and said it is the fight that "makes the most sense."
Jones' last outing was a close contest against Alexander Gustafsson. It was a back and forth fight, but Jones had his arm raised at the end by unanimous decision.
Before that fight he had defended his title against former champions Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.
Since joining the UFC ranks, Teixiera has a perfect 5-0 record.
He has beaten James Te-Huna, Rampage Jackson and most recently a submission win over Ryan Bader to earn himself a shot at the title.
Before joining the UFC he was a training partner to former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, and was unable to fight in the US due to visa issues.
Many believe the Brazilian can cause Jones problems, with his excellent stand up and ground game to match.
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