‘UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen’ Lineup Takes Late Hit

Written by Tom Ngo
April 12th, 2013

UFC Al Iaquinta

And then there were 12. As in only a dozen bouts that will appear at “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.”

Less than 24 hours after revealing Joe Proctor had suffered an injury that would force the lightweight out of his April 27 scrap against Al Iaquinta (pictured), the promotion announced Iaquinta has also been removed from the lineup with an undisclosed wound.

The last-minute cancellation isn’t a significant hit to the star-studded roster. The 155-pound affair was slated to appear in the card’s prelims.

Sorry, Conor McGregor. UFC 159 will roll on with 12 fights instead of the now-standard 13.

When word first broke on Proctor’s exit, McGregor offered up his services despite competing at featherweight just four days ago in Sweden.

Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts the festivities.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 6:35PM ET/3:35PM ET)

Steven Siler vs. Kurt Holobaugh

Nick Catone vs. James Head

Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie


Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros

Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff

Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante

Johnny Bedford vs. Erik Perez

Main Card:

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

Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Phil Davis

Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher

Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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