Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jones vs Machida is the Main Fight in UFC 140

The fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida will bring excitement in UFC 140. The Jones vs Machida is one of the great fights in UFC. The five-fight main card for December's UFC 140 event is now set.

As officials announced this past week, the Toronto shows features a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (14-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and ex-titleholder Lyoto Machida (17-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC).

Four other bouts are part of the pay-per-view lineup.

UFC 140 takes place Dec. 10 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In addition to the main card, prelims are expected to stream on Facebook.

In addition to the Jones vs. Machida headliner, other bouts slated for the main card include heavyweights Frank Mir (15-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC), light heavyweights Tito Ortiz (16-9-1 MMA, 15-9-1 UFC) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (19-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC), welterweights Rory MacDonald (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Brian Ebersole (48-14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), and featherweights Mark Hominick (20-9 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung (11-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC).

Machida, of course, is a replacement for injured Rashad Evans, whose hand injury wasn't cleared for the fight. Evans, a former champ, was first promised another shot at the title back back in May 2010 after a victory over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, but injuries to either his opponents or himself have constantly delayed the title shot.

With most of the division's top contenders either injured or already booked for fights, Machida became the most viable option.

The latest UFC 140 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
  • Champ Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida (for light-heavyweight title)
  • Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz
  • Brian Ebersole vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung
  • Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
  • Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi
  • Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick
  • Mark Bocek vs. Nik Lentz
  • John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke
Source: 'UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida' main card set

No comments:

Post a Comment