Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen Assigned to UFC 159

Written by Tom Ngo
January 9th, 2013

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

The last formality for the light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (Pictured) and Chael Sonnen has been finalized. “The Ultimate Fighter 17” coaches will headline UFC 159.

It was previously announced the 205-pounders would collide April 27th inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Jones is no stranger to the Prudential Center. “Bones” became the youngest champion in UFC history by dethroning then-champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the same arena in March 2011.

“Bones” is currently a whopping 10-to-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of his chatty challenger. Sonnen, meanwhile, is pegged as a 6-to-1 longshot against arguably the most unstoppable force in mixed martial arts.

The UFC’s Facebook page and FX will provide the night’s preliminary bouts. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

No other bouts have been confirmed for the lineup.

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