“UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” takes place March 19th inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. To help intensify the hype for the pay-per-view broadcast, the Octagon’s video department has released the event’s official trailer.
A spectacular light heavyweight title scrap will headline the show. 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.
Shogun captured the 205-pound belt by putting Lyoto Machida to sleep at UFC 113. The Brazilian has been recovering from his third knee surgery since his victory last May.
Please click the media player below to watch the hype video:
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)