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A few months ago Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, the youngest champion in UFC history, was selected as one of two fighters to appear on the EA Sports UFC cover.
- Nickname: Bones
- Current Record: 19-1-0
- From: Rochester, NY USA
- Fights Out Of: Endicott, NY USA
- Age: 26
- Height: 6' 4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)
- Strengths: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai
Not only is Jon “Bones” Jones the youngest champion in UFC history, but with virtually no gaps in his game, the Light Heavyweight title-holder is considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. At the age of 26, and hailing from a family of athletes—both his younger and older brothers currently play in the NFL—Jones has nothing but time ahead of him to polish his skills. This young superstar’s potential is limitless.
Gustafsson will share the first ever EA Sports UFC cover with current Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. Fans cast over 11 million votes throughout the cover vote program. Gustafsson edged out legendary welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in the final round, emerging victorious from a field of 16 fighters that also included champions Anthony Pettis, Ronda Rousey, Jose Aldo, Chris Weidman and Demetrious Johnson.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to appear on the cover of the first ever EA Sports UFC game,” said Gustafsson. “I want to thank all my fans who tirelessly campaigned and voted for me. I am proud to have the support of not only my home country, Sweden, and Europe, but also from people all around the globe. This is a huge win that motivates me to become the best light heavy weight fighter in the world.”
“This was a great way to engage fans and we are excited that they selected Alexander Gustafsson as the Cover Vote winner,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Europe accounted for nearly 40% of the web traffic to the Cover Vote during the last week of voting. This overwhelming support from UFC fans in Europe is indicative of the sport’s rapidly growing popularity around the world and especially in EMEA. I couldn’t be more excited about the UFC game and the work that the team at EA Sports has done.”
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