White later confirmed the bout with ESPN.com.
Jones and Gustafsson have been open about their desire to fight one another. The two briefly engaged in a war of words on Twitter.
"Fighting me is not good for your image [Gustafsson] FYI," Jones said.
Jones (18-1) returns to action for the first time since retaining his title on April 27 in Newark, N.J., with a first-round TKO of Chael Sonnen. During the bout, however, Jones suffered a broken toe on his left foot.
Gustafsson improved to 15-1 on Dec. 8, 2012, with a unanimous decision over former 205-pound champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua.
Jones is the No. 2-ranked mixed martial artist by ESPN.com; only middleweight champion Anderson Silva is ranked higher. Gustafsson is ranked third among light-heavyweights.