Brazil cards are a nitch market it seems, and how UFC 163 is a PPV, I can't tell you. The main event is undeniably awesome, as Jose Aldo looks to lock up the division, taking on replacement fighter Chan Sung Jung. We've also got an interesting co-main, as former champion Lyoto Machida takes on rising fighter Phil Davis. Below you'll see what fights I could sift out of the rubble of the card, so let's take a look at the slim pickings.
There isn't a UFC event this weekend but the promotion has stayed busy cranking out fight announcements at an incredible rate. The UFC has events four events planned for August and the flood gates have opened upon these fight cards.
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.
Former Penn State wrestler Phil Davis will be taking on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Vinny Magalhaes this Saturday April 27th at UFC 159 in what is sure to be a great bout between two talented ground fighters.
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.