“UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” Tickets on Sale This Morning

Written by Tom Ngo
October 13th, 2011

UFC Poster 140 Jon Jones Machida

“UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” takes place December 10th inside the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. UFC Fight Club members get first dibs at purchasing seats for the show this morning at 10AM ET/7AM PT via UFCFightClub.com.

A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Friday, October 14th at 10AM ET/7AM PT.

The general public will have access to the remains on Saturday, October 15th at 10AM ET/7AM PT.

A light heavyweight title tilt between champion Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

“I am thrilled to be fighting Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 in Toronto, which is just a few hours from my hometown, Endicott, N.Y.,” Jones said. “He is an incredibly skilled fighter and one who poses numerous challenges inside the Octagon. He has only been defeated twice in his career and is coming off a big victory in April.

“For me, it will be important to just continue to focus on making myself better as a fighter, and keeping the fight at my intensity and aggression levels. It is my goal to become the first UFC fighter to defeat three former champions in one year.”

“The Dragon,” who will be entering his fourth championship bout in his last six outings, couldn’t be more thrilled about the opportunity.

“I’m really excited to be fighting for the light heavyweight title again,” stated Machida. “Jon Jones is a great fighter and a great champion. It’s going to be my experience and technique against his youth and athleticism. It’s going to be a great fight.”

Here are the athletes slated to participate in the show:

Preliminary Bouts:

John Cholish vs. Mitch Clarke

Nik Lentz vs. Mark Bocek

Rich Attonito vs. Claude Patrick

Dennis Hallman vs. John Makdessi

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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