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:
(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
(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)