Found April 21, 2013 on
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)
Michael Bisping (24-5) vs. Alan Belcher (17-6)
Roy Nelson (19-7) vs. Cheick Kongo (28-7-2)
Phil Davis (10-1, 1NC) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (11-5, 1NC)
Jim Miller (22-4) vs. Pat Healy (31-15)
Preliminary Card: US on FX 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT – UK on ESPN 1 a.m.
Erik Perez (13-4) vs. Johnny Bedford (19-10-1)
Gian Villante (10-3) vs. Ovince St. Preux (12-5)
Sara McMann (6-0) vs. Sheila Gaff (10-4-1)
Rustam Khabilov (15-1) vs. Yancy Medeiros (9-0)
Preliminary Card: Worldwide on Facebook 6:35 p.m. ET/3:35 p.m. PT – UK 11:35 p.m.
Leonard Garcia (19-10-1) vs. Cody McKenzie (13-3)
Al Iaquinta (5-2-1) vs. Joe Proctor (8-2)
Nick Catone (9-4) vs. James Head (9-3)
Steven Siler (21-10) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (8-1)
My Thoughts on the Main Event: “As much as people like to think all the trash talk will make the bout more exciting, I have to burst your bubble. It won’t! Let me take you back to the last PPV, UFC 158. Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz had months of trash-talking leading up to the bout, fans expected a war. What did we get? A GSP decisive victory once again. Georges St. Pierre respects every opponent whether it be Nick Diaz or Matt Hughes, very similar to Jon Jones. Emotion won’t change this contest and neither will any bad blood that the two have.”
PREDICTION: “I expect Jones to dictate the fight in every aspect, Sonnen is tough and will give the champion a fight but in the end I see Jones finishing Sonnen in the third or fourth round.”
WMMA - A very interesting match-up and one that I am most looking forward to is on the FX preliminary portion of the card, between undefeated former Olympian Sara McMann and Germany’s best female mixed martial artist Sheila Gaff. Both haven’t fought since last year and will be looking to impress in their Octagon debuts. PREDICTION: McMann via. Unanimous Decision.
*If you have any questions about this event feel free to contact us on Twitter @MMAFractured or me personally @18DanielClark*
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