Today’s “UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” Press Conference Free and Open to Public

Written by Tom Ngo
October 12th, 2011

UFC Jon Jones

UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” takes place December 10th and features a light heavyweight title scrap between champion Jon Jones (Pictured) and Lyoto Machida. To help hype the pay-per-view broadcast, the company will host a press conference today inside the Air Canada Centre at 1PM ET/10AM PT.

Wednesday’s festivities are free and open to the public. If you’re unable to attend the presser, you can stream it live HERE.

In addition Jones and Machida, UFC president Dana White and UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright will be joining the 205-pounders at the podium.

“After his performance against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, there’s no doubt that Jon Jones is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport,” White said. “He’s already beaten Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Rampage this year and now he gets Machida, a former champion. Machida is one of the most elusive and dangerous strikers in the UFC and he’s motivated to get the belt back.

“We’re giving the fans in Toronto a really great title fight.”

As if that weren’t enough, the UFC will also hold a special fan autograph session for Jones and Machida from 5PM to 6PM at Real Sports Apparel located in Maple Leaf Square.

Here are the athletes that are expected to perform at UFC 140:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick

John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke

Dennis Hallman and John Makdessi

Nik Lentz vs Mark Bocek

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Igor Pokrajac

Main Bouts:

Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung vs. Mark Hominick

Brian Ebersole vs. Rory MacDonald

Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Lyoto Machida vs. Jon Jones (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)

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