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.”