UFC 232 moved to Los Angeles on one week’s notice

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UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 will take place on December 29, 2018 at The Forum Inglewood, California. The main card will air on pay-per-view and the televised prelims airs on FS1 while the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued a statement to FightBook MMA stating it has allowed Jones to withdraw his fight license application in Nevada so he can fight in California. Jones will have to appear in front of the commission in January.

Today, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Bob Bennett announced that, in consultation with NSAC Commission Chair Anthony Marnell, III, unarmed combatant Jon Jones will be allowed to withdraw his pending application for licensure, which was intended to clear him to fight in a major contest in Nevada later this month.

After extensive analysis of Mr. Jones’ prior 18 months of USADA in- and out-of-competition anti-doping drug testing results, Director Bennett, Chair Marnell, and Mr. Jones agree that he will appear at an evidentiary hearing in January. This will allow for a measured, thoughtful, and comprehensive discussion of his anti-doping testing protocol and results and provide an opportunity for the NSAC to determine the appropriate path forward for him in Nevada. We look forward to his hearing.

UFC 232 fight card includes:

MAIN CARD
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson – for light heavyweight title
  • Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit
  • Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Chad Mendes vs. Alex Volkanovski

PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FS1, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris
  • Megan Anderson vs. Cat Zingano
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Petr Yan
  • Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn

PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Andre Ewell vs. Nathaniel Wood
  • Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Curtis Millender
  • Montel Jackson vs. Brian Kelleher