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Jones-Teixeira fight set for April

January 12, 2014
Jon Jones sealed a unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson in September © AP

A light heavyweight title fight in Baltimore between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has been booked for UFC 172 on April 26.

UFC officials confirmed a report by the Baltimore Sun that Jones' seventh title defence will come at Baltimore Arena.

The fight was previously linked to multiple dates and venues, including Newark, Las Vegas and Dallas. Rumours of the Baltimore location surfaced last month.

Jones (19-1) set a UFC light heavyweight record for consecutive title defences with a unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson in September.

The fight was closely contested, and the UFC expressed interest in an immediate rematch.

Jones eventually requested to move on to Teixeira (22-2), who is on a 20-fight win streak that includes a 5-0 mark in the UFC. The Brazilian has finished four of the five opponents he's faced since signing with the UFC in 2012.

Gustafsson will face Jimi Manuwa in March.

This article originally appeared on ESPN.com

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