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UFC Champion Jon Jones signed by Nike to global Sponsorship deal

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones becomes the first mixed martial arts fighter to sign a global sponsorship deal with Nike.

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has become the first mixed martial arts fighter to sign a global sponsorship deal with sportswear giant Nike.

The 25-year-old will feature in Nike brand advertising worldwide and get his own signature line with the company.

Jones is the youngest champion in UFC history, achieving the feat in March 2011 after just a few years in the sport.

He confirmed the deal on his Twitter account @JonnyBones, tweeting: "Blessed to be signed by the biggest sports apparel company in the world.

"Dreams do come true, never allow anyone to tell you what you can or cannot do."

Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 1.

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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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