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1/9/13 3:12 PM
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Jones vs. Sonnen official for UFC 159 in NJ

[ufc.com]
 

We’ve known for several months now that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would next put his belt on the line against Chael Sonnen following the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

UFC officials on Wednesday, however, confirmed that Jones vs. Sonnen would headline UFC 159 on April 27. The event also marks the promotion’s return to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The two will first head up Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter.

Jones and Sonnen will coach opposite each other when TUF on FX kicks off in its new Tuesday night timeslot on Jan. 22 with a two-hour premiere.

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1/9/13 3:14 PM
12/21/10
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I'm definitely going to this even though it makes no sense and is going to be super one sided.
1/9/13 3:20 PM
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1/9/13 3:22 PM
9/29/09
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10 minutes from, but I am boycotting going due to redic matchmaking

1/9/13 3:28 PM
1/30/03
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what has mma become?

that is fucking lame.
1/9/13 3:33 PM
10/2/11
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DamnSevern -

10 minutes from, but I am boycotting going due to redic matchmaking

cmon now. Phone Post
1/9/13 3:38 PM
5/23/12
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I can't see this fight happening for some reason.
I can see one or the other pulling out for something in 3 months Phone Post
1/9/13 3:42 PM
5/28/07
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Three months after it was announced and I'm still shaking my head at this match.  

1/9/13 3:43 PM
12/13/10
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DamnSevern -

10 minutes from, but I am boycotting going due to redic matchmaking

Please go. I want to me the infamous DS Phone Post
1/9/13 3:46 PM
9/3/12
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Funny because most or you were begging for this fight when all you found out Jones refused to fight Sonnen, the ug was lit up that week Phone Post
1/9/13 3:51 PM
9/28/10
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I'm def going. I hope Jim MIller is also on the card. He should be in the co-main.

1/9/13 3:57 PM
9/29/10
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#teamsonnen Phone Post
1/9/13 3:59 PM
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I'll be there. Phone Post
1/9/13 4:11 PM
12/21/10
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Possible UG meet up?? Phone Post
1/9/13 4:21 PM
4/16/10
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Is this the worst matchmaking in UFC history? During the Zuffa era?

1/9/13 4:26 PM
2/6/06
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Disgraceful fight. Shame on UFC
1/9/13 4:37 PM
9/23/08
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Chael is a cheating loudmouth whose time has come and gone. Great at selling fights but a true martial artist he is not, IMHO. I hope he gets some respect knocked INTO him. Will not be sad when he is gone and a great example of what is wrong with the sport we love. Phone Post
1/9/13 4:45 PM
12/31/11
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When they first announced the fight, I thought it was whack. But, now I think, meh, what's the big deal? If Chael gets smashed in a minute, then we can complain.
1/9/13 4:47 PM
10/8/07
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Ridiculous fight, but depending on if the rest of the card is good I may go.

1/9/13 5:19 PM
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Anyone know when Tix go on sale? Phone Post
1/9/13 5:22 PM
9/28/10
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KneeToFaceKO - Chael is a cheating loudmouth whose time has come and gone. Great at selling fights but a true martial artist he is not, IMHO. I hope he gets some respect knocked INTO him. Will not be sad when he is gone and a great example of what is wrong with the sport we love. Phone Post
Has Chael ever claimed to be a true martial artist? Phone Post
1/9/13 5:23 PM
4/20/11
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UGCTT_FryedTakayama -

I'm def going. I hope Jim MIller is also on the card. He should be in the co-main.

Both Miller bros should be on the card! Definitely put Jim as comain after his last performance!

Haha- the "fan-boycotts" are all going to be for naught. Hendo was hurt, Machida turned tail, and they needed to boost TUF ratings. OH WELL- life goes on. It's not the worst thing and the buildup should be very entertaining. You're only ruining the enjoyment for yourselves. Phone Post
1/9/13 5:25 PM
4/20/11
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UGCTT_FryedTakayama -
KneeToFaceKO - Chael is a cheating loudmouth whose time has come and gone. Great at selling fights but a true martial artist he is not, IMHO. I hope he gets some respect knocked INTO him. Will not be sad when he is gone and a great example of what is wrong with the sport we love. Phone Post
Has Chael ever claimed to be a true martial artist? Phone Post
Chael disavows being a martial artist. He's a gangster by day, vale tudo cagefighter by night. Phone Post
1/9/13 5:37 PM
9/28/10
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Willin -
UGCTT_FryedTakayama -

I'm def going. I hope Jim MIller is also on the card. He should be in the co-main.

Both Miller bros should be on the card! Definitely put Jim as comain after his last performance!

Haha- the "fan-boycotts" are all going to be for naught. Hendo was hurt, Machida turned tail, and they needed to boost TUF ratings. OH WELL- life goes on. It's not the worst thing and the buildup should be very entertaining. You're only ruining the enjoyment for yourselves. Phone Post
Agreed both Millers should be on the card but Dan is fighting at 158 in Montreal so gotta have Jim there atleast. Phone Post
1/9/13 6:26 PM
11/20/11
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April? Why is it so far away?