Next Month’s UFC 161 suffered a major loss this past weekend when the night’s main event was scratched and replaced by the co-main event. In an attempt to bolster the main card, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic was added. The side effects of the resulting turn of events have currently left two fighters on the UFC 161 bench.
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The UFC heads into uncharted territory with its upcoming 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The long running reality series will feature women coaches for the first time, as well as both male and female fighters living in the same house while separately competing for a UFC contract.
It was an odd night in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 159 as the event saw a couple broken body parts and a fighter incorrectly being announced the winner. One of those broken body parts was the left big toe of the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Despite the nasty looking break the champion entered the record books by successfully defended his title for a record tying fifth time.
A handful of fighter needed the towel to make-weight and only welterweight Nick Catone missed weight for tomorrow’s UFC 159. Catone did not attempt to drop the extra weight so he will be fined 20% of his purse but will still face James head on the preliminary portion of the card.
The UFC will be in Newark, New Jersey this weekend with a UFC 159 fight card that features the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones versus the “People’s Champion” Chael Sonnen for the UFC light heavyweight title. The Ultimate Fighter 17 coaches played nice during the show but returned to hyping the fight (Sonnen) and mean mugging (Jones) as the two will finally step into the cage on Saturday.
A fight that we’ve literally been hearing about for eight months, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will finally climb into the cage and make it official at this Saturday’s UFC 159. Whether you like Sonnen or hate him, you have to respect he’s sold a fight that very few think he can win, yet is intriguing enough to want to check out.
Just days away from Saturday’s fight card, the UFC turned its attention to the April 27th UFC 159 fight card by adding four high-profile bouts. Prior to the flurry of announcements the only bout that was official for UFC 159 was the main event between TUF 17 coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.
Well yet another year has come and gone, 2012 was an odd year for MMA but the year will not easily be forgotten. This year saw the UFC all over network TV, Bellator stumble its way into next year and smaller promotions like RFA, LFC and XFC make a name for themselves. Unfortunately it also saw Strikeforce take a nosedive and the UFC cancel an event for the first time.