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3) Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II

When Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson met at UFC 165, “Bones” was a massive favorite and for good reason, as he had defended his then held title five times at that point while facing little resistance in doing so.

Once the cage door closed, however, all bets were off, as “The Mauler” pushed Jones to his limits. The two went toe-to-toe for five rounds in an instant classic. Jones ended up taking home a decision victory, but many felt as if Gustafsson should’ve gotten the nod. A rematch was highly sought after, but it never came to fruition.

Assuming Jones returns to form and recaptures his title after his suspension, a rematch between these two light heavyweight stalwarts is a necessity.