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‘UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort’ Bout Order Set, Facebook and FX Offer Prelims

Written by Tom Ngo
August 28th, 2012
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UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

The Octagon’s decision to cancel their first show under Zuffa’s watch was met with much displeasure by nearly everyone. The key word in that sentence being “nearly,” because them Canadians surely benefited from UFC 151‘s disappearing act.

Instead of the flyweight finals between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson headlining UFC 152, light heavyweight king Jon Jones (Pictured) will now defend his throne against Vitor Belfort in the night’s featured attraction.

Benavidez and Johnson now serve as the co-main event on September 22nd.

Therefore, the pivotal middleweight shootout between Michael Bisping and Brian Stann gets bumped to the card’s third-to-last slot.

The UFC’s Facebook page streams three preliminary bouts live at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. FX kicks off the televised portion of the festivities by airing four prelims beginning at 8PM/5PM.

The pay-per-view broadcast airs live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosts the festivities.

Here is the event’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke

Walel Watson vs. Mitch Gagnon

Simeon Thoresen vs. Seth Baczynski

(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Marcus Brimage vs. Jim Hettes

Lance Benoist vs. Sean Pierson

Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac

Main Card:

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

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

Matt Hamill vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

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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