On Wednesday, it was announced reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his throne against Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.
The May 23 event will take place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jones is perfect through his past 12 outings, with his last eight being of the title defense variety. “Bones” posted an easy unanimous decision victory over Daniel Cormier last month.
Johnson earned his crack at the crown by blasting Alexander Gustafsson in January. “Rumble” has won nine straight scraps and has turned into an absolute tank since realizing he should stop trying to squeeze his mammoth body into a welterweight frame.
Johnson is sure to test Jones’ chin, while Jones will look to use his reach and wrestling to retain his title. It should be explosive.