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“UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” Fight Card Once Again Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
March 15th, 2011
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With just four days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones,” it was confirmed Costantinos Philippou will serve as a last-minute substitute to face Nick Catone and complete the card’s 12-bout roster.

Catone was slated to fight Dan Miller, but the middleweight got promoted after Yoshihiro Akiyama was forced out due to last week’s tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Miller now meets Nate Marquardt.

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:

Preliminary Bouts:

Nick Catone vs. Costantinos Philippou
Erik Koch vs. Raphael Assuncao
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Lovela

(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

Main Bouts:

Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Dan Miller vs. Nate Marquardt
Kamal Shalorus vs. Jim Miller
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Jon Jones vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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