GUSTAFSSON VS. RUA TO DETERMINE NO. 1 CONTENDER
As if the stakes weren't already high enough, the winner of UFC on FOX 5's co-main event -- which pits rising contender Alexander Gustafsson against former titleholder Mauricio "Shogun" Rua -- will be in line for a title shot against reigning champion Jon Jones.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the news during Thursday's pre-fight press conference.
"Look at the fights that Shogun has had in his past two or three fights," White said. "There's no doubt about it, he is the gatekeeper right now to that title. So, if Alexander can beat Shogun, he'd get the shot. Shogun wins, he gets it. Unless there's some crazy s**t that happens, which always does."