“UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” will be jumping off this Saturday from inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. To help tide fanboys over until Jon Jones challenges Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his light heavyweight crown, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has released the video preview for Saturday night’s main event.
Will Shogun make his first successful title defense by fending off the fast-rising youngster, or will UFC 128 mark Jones’ official coming out party? According to the Gambling Gods, it will be the latter.
“Bones” is a significant 2-to-1 favorite to dethrone Shogun.
Saturday’s pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the hype video:
Here is the official roster for the star-studded show:
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
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)