After matching wits and strategies against each other as opposing coaches on Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will put their respective skills and strengths as competitors to the test in the main event of UFC 159, with the UFC light heavyweight title going to the victor. It’s a fight not many people believed Sonnen earned, but then again, chances are very few expected him to be such a magnanimous, diligent coach to “Team Darkside” either.
Though the main event doesn’t carry the bad blood and trash talk many expected it to as of right now, the co-main event makes up for it, as Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a pivotal middleweight clash. “The Count” and “The Talent” have been taking shots at each other long before this bout was put together, and they’ve continued since the pairing was announced, but come April 27, they’ll each have to back up their big talk inside the cage.
The Bisping-Belcher clash isn’t the only grudge match scheduled to take place at the Prudential Center though, as light heavyweights Phil Davis and Vinny Magalhaes square off to resolve their differences in the cage as well. Add in a heavyweight pairing pitting Roy Nelson against Cheick Kongo, and Jersey’s own Jim Miller welcoming Pat “Bam Bam” Healy to the biggest stage in the sport, and UFC 159 is poised to be a powerhouse pay-per-view event.
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