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Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen to Headline UFC 159 This April

Written on January 09, 2013 by Avlya Jaie

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"UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen" is set to take place on April 27 in Newark, New Jersey

Defending light heavyweight champ, and contender are set to headline ’s upcoming pay-per-view event, . UFC made the announcement last Tuesday evening.

Talks of the upcoming bout, started this past summer, when the to fighters have reported to have met, after the cancellation of the UFC 151 event. Dan Henderson suffered from an injury which forced him to pull out of the event.

Jones recently fought and earned a submission victory against former champ Vitor Belfort at UFC 152. It was his fourth straight title defense win.

While Sonnen last fought at last year’s UFC 148, where he lost to UFC middleweight champ . Sonnen moves back up to light heavyweight from 185-lbs to face jones in UFC 159.

“UFC 159: ” is expected to be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 27, 2013.

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