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Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson, to Headline UFC 135

Written on June 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A rumored UFC light heavyweight title match pairing champion, Jon Jones, and top contender, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, is now nearly official for UFC 135.

Last Wednesday, UFC announced that light heavyweight champion – – and no. 1 contender – Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson – verbally agreed to face each other at on September 24, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. In addition to this, the upcoming tournament will also feature a welterweight duel between and , and a heavyweight battle pitting and .

Jon Jones was last seen snatching the championship belt from Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC 128. The new champ’s first title defense was supposed to take place on August 6 at UFC 133. Unfortunately, Jon Jones was forced to withdraw due to thumb injury. On the other, recently won his UFC 130 match against last May 28. Prior to that, the former light heavyweight champ outpointed Lyoto Machida after losing to Rashad Evans in May 2010.

More UFC 135 updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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