A previously announced bout between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira was confirmed by UFC officials for UFC 169 in February.
The card will coincide with Super Bowl weekend and will air on pay-per-view February 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was previously mentioned that it could air on FOX to go hand-in-hand with the network airing the Super Bowl the next day.
Also, officials announced that a planned heavyweight scrap between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem has been moved to the co-main event slot. That fight was scheduled for November.
Jones (19-1) defeated Alexander Gustafsson recently, improving to 13-1 in the UFC and winning his 10th straight. Teixeira (22-2) is a perfect 5-0 since joining the promotion, including a win over Ryan Bader.
The UFC issued a statement in regards to the decision to move the Mir-Overeem contest.
“The move was determined in conjunction with the Nevada State Athletic Commission representatives to provide more time following Frank Mir’s recent August 31st competition,” the statement read. “While there was no indication whatsoever that Mir wouldn’t be fully, medically cleared in time to compete on November 16th, UFC officials and Nevada Commission representatives believed that a short postponement would allow both athletes more time to train for the bout.