Found April 23, 2013 on
The Flying Knee MMA:
The Ultimate Fighting Championships has released the UFC 159 countdown show, which features a detailed preview of the evening’s main event title fight between light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones and title challenger Chael Sonnen. Also featured on the show is Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping, who meet in the co-main event slot.
The event takes place Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Watch the complete countdown video below:
BEST OF MAXIM
ESPN had reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen (pictured) run through their infamous “car wash” Tuesday, shooting interviews with nearly every show the network offers.
While Jones didn’t issue much in terms of compelling statements, guess who did? That’s right, you can always count on Uncle Chael to deliver the one-liners.
Sonnen pretty much unleashed...
Within a matter of days, reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) has dropped from being a 10-to-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 to only a 8-to-1 favorite to trounce Uncle Chael .
Sonnen, meanwhile, is a 5-to-1 longshot to dethrone “Bones” on Saturday.
From a betting standpoint, the co-main event between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher...
Can you believe that at 25-years-old Jon Jones is preparing to leave the light heavyweight division in the dust for the heavyweight division and the vague “superfight.” The reason why I say that superfights for Jon are vague is based purely on the fact that outside of Anderson Silva, or strangely enough GSP, every “superfight” would be at heavyweight… Right?
UFC 159 is fast approaching, the pay-per-view will take place on April 27th from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and will be headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Chael Sonnen.
Full Card & Start Times:
Main Card: US on PPV 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – UK on ESPN 3 a.m.
Jon Jones (17-1) vs. Chael Sonnen (28-12-1)
Just days after UFC president Dana White told the media that the UFC had plans for a Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva fight in the fall, Bones made sure to remind fans that super fights in the UFC are simply more myth than reality.