Jon JonesRising light heavyweight contender Jon Jones and veteran Vladimir Matyushenko are expected to square off at UFC on Versus 2 on August 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah, as The Garv reports that the 205-pounders have verbally agreed to the matchup.

Jones (10-1), who recently called for a matchup with a “big name” fighter, earned “Knockout of the Night” honors for his first-round KO of Brandon Vera at the UFC’s Versus debut last month, rebounding from a December DQ loss to Matt Hamill to improve his UFC record to 4-1.

Matyushenko (24-4) has bounced back from a knockout loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Affliction with three-straight wins, including decisions over Igor Pokrajac and and Eliot Marshall in the UFC, after returning to the Octagon for the first time since 2003.

UFC on Versus 2 is also expected to include Joe Stevenson vs. Takanori Gomi and John Howard vs. Jake Ellenberger.

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