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The Ultimate Fighting Championships revealed a couple of weeks back that the light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen has been made official for Saturday April 27th in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The promotion has now announced that tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on Wednesday January 23rd.
Jones and Sonnen serve as coaches on this season’s The Ultimate Fighter®, the longest running sports reality show on television. Tension between the two has never been higher and it will come to a boil during a two-hour season premiere Tuesday, Jan. 22 on FX at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“Jon Jones has destroyed all the top guys in the light heavyweight division,” UFC President Dana White said. “He has defended the title four times and is one of the pound-for-pound best in the world. This fight with Chael is personal! Chael called Jones out and said a lot of things about him. Chael always comes to fight and I’m very interested in this matchup.”
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The Octagon’s graphics department brought the heat with their work on UFC 158′s event poster. Unfortunately, their follow-up effort leaves a lot to be desired.
Nonetheless, the official billboard for “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” gets the job done.
Reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones defends his throne against Chael Sonnen on April 27th inside Prudential Center in...
Press Release via UFC -
NEW YORK’S JON JONES DEFENDS UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RIVAL CHAEL SONNEN AT UFC® 159 UFC®
159: JONES vs. SONNEN
Prudential Center – Newark, N.J.
Saturday, April 27
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 Las Vegas, Nevada –
UFC light heavyweight champion and New Yorker Jon “Bones” Jones returns to Prudential Center...
Here's a video shot by middleeasy of 'Bones' and 'Rowdy' making the most of a backstage shoot at this past weekends Fighters Only Awards.
Rousey and Jones took home Female Fighter of the Year and Male Fighter of the Year honors respectively.
H/T - Ronda Rousey's Official Facebook
UFC light heavyweight champion and New Yorker Jon “Bones” Jones returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, April 27 to defend his title against controversial and unpredictable star, Chael Sonnen. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will be returning to the Garden State this spring for this long awaited grudge match between two of the [...]
UFC tonight would like to welcome Chael Sonnen to the show starting January 29th. What doesn’t Chael do for the UFC? Rumor has it Chael even drives the Octagon from city to city for the UFC.
UFC 159 Poster
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Saturday night would be the final time we would see fighters don those famous red and blue Strikeforce 8 oz. gloves. Oklahoma City, not San Jose where the company was based and saw most of it's memorable moments, would be the setting for the final show in Strikeforce history.
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