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UFC 152 Official Event Poster: Take Three

Written by Tom Ngo
August 27th, 2012
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UFC Poster 152 Jon Jones Vitor Belfort Bisping Stann Benavidez Johnson

As the old adage goes, “Third time’s the charm.” The official event poster for UFC 152 has undergone several significant changes over the past week, and the Octagon’s graphics department hopes their cutting and pasting days for the September 22nd show are finally over.

The flyweight finals between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson was originally slotted to receive the card’s top billing. However, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion opted to cancel UFC 151 after Dan Henderson got hurt – or because Jon Jones declined a last-minute scrap against Chael Sonnen, however you want to look at it – and the rematch with Jones and Lyoto Machida was pushed to headline UFC 152.

Twelve hours later, Machida turned down the scrap because he felt one month wasn’t enough time to prepare for Jones, which opened the door for Vitor Belfort to step in.

Abracadabra; UFC 152’s featured attraction is once again set.

Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosts the festivities.

Here is the event’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Lance Benoist vs. Sean Pierson

Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke

(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon

Simeon Thoresen vs. Seth Baczynski

Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

Matt Hamill vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant

Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson (Vacant flyweight championship bout)

Vitor Belfort vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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