UFC 128 official event poster: Take two. It was a simple cut and paste job for the Octagon’s graphics department, as the latest rendition merely required a simple name change and swap of light heavyweight top contenders.
Courtesy of Rashad Evans’ bum knee, teammate Jon Jones will get first dibs at Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s freshly minted crown. Jones earned his top contender spot by steamrolling Ryan Bader at UFC 126 earlier this month.
Shogun captured the 205-pound belt by putting Lyoto Machida to sleep at UFC 113 last May.
The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey will host the March 19th event.
Here are the fighters participating in the Octagon’s return to Jersey:
Dan Miller vs. Nick Catone
Manny Gamburyan vs. Raphael Assunca
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola
Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt
Kamal Shalorus vs. Jim Miller
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Jon Jones vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)
This is what the billboard for “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans” looked like: