With just 10 days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones,” it was confirmed Raphael Assuncao and Erik Koch will indeed meet inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The featherweight affair will round out the card’s 12-bout roster.
While Assuncao has competed inside the WEC’s Octagon five times prior, March 19th will mark his big league debut. Speaking of UFC rookies, Koch will put his two-fight winning streak on the line on MMA’s biggest stage.
A light heavyweight title match between champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jon Jones will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Thankfully, the UFC will offer up four free preliminary bouts to kick off the night’s festivities.
The PPV broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the finalized agenda for the star-studded show:
Dan Miller vs. Nick Catone
Erik Koch vs. Raphael Assuncao
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
(Facebook 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani
Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall
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)