The fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson is officially on for UFC 232 on December 29 in Las Vegas.
The final hurdle was cleared on Tuesday, when Jones was granted a temporary license by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), per MMA Fighting. Jones had his license revoked by the CSAC in February and his full reinstatement will come after he puts together a community service plan with the athletic commission.
Jones also agreed “in principle” to a proposal of further enrollment in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s drug testing, but will not formally agree until exploring details of the program, per the report.
Jones will now battle Gustafsson for what is expected to be the vacant light heavyweight crown after Daniel Cormier’s run as double champion in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions over the past year.
Gustafsson and Jones last fought to a controversial five-round decision back in 2013 at UFC 165. After the then-light heavyweight champion had a chance to look over the tape from the fight, Jones was more convinced than ever that he handily defeated Gustafsson, refusing to accept a rematch for the title and instead opting to face off against rising challenger Glover Teixeira.
Gustafsson comes into the fight on the back end of two consecutive wins, a decision victory over Jan Blachowicz and a devastating knockout of Teixiera in May 2017.
The former champion, Jones, has been out of action for the past 15 months following his second USADA failed drug test, which came from a sample collected the day before he knocked out Cormier at UFC 214 in July 2017.