Originally written September 13, 2012 on 5thRound.com:
With all the UFC 153 madness that has gone down over the past couple of days, let’s not forget “UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort” still has to come first. To help steal the spotlight back, the planet’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion has released a nine minute and 19 second promo video to hype their September 22nd event. The show takes place inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Light heavyweight king Jon Jones defends his throne against Vitor Belfort (Pictured) in the night’s featured attraction. Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson battle in the flyweight finals to become the Octagon’s first 125-pound championship in the co-main event. As if that weren’t enough, a critical middleweight shootout with Michael Bisping and Brian Stann gets third-to-top billing. Please click the media player below to watch the promo: Here is the event’s official roster:
Preliminary Card: (Facebook 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT) Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon Simeon Thoresen vs. Seth Baczynski (FX 8PM ET/5PM PT) Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes Lance Benoist vs. Sean Pierson Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac Main Card: (Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT) Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (Vacant flyweight championship bout) Vitor Belfort vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)
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