The last time we had a UFC pay-per-view was August 11 when Benson Henderson defended his lightweight crown against Frankie Edgar. Well rest easy fight fans, UFC 152 is coming on September 22 live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
UFC 152 was originally set to be headlined by Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson facing off to decide who would be the UFC’s first flyweight champion, or as Benavidez put it, the “George Washington” of the 125-pound weight division. Alas, that fight has been bumped to co-main event status.
Instead of Benavidez versus Johnson, the main event will see Jon Jones defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Vitor Belfort in a fight that was booked after Dan Henderson pulled up lame in the days leading up to UFC 151.
A lot of virtual ink has been spilled on UFC 151 and its subsequent cancellation—and rightly so, since it was the first time the promotion cancelled a fight card. However, if there’s a positive to come out of that cancellation it’s the fact that fans will get to see two title fights at UFC 152.
In addition to those two title scraps, fans will also get a chance to see Michael Bisping compete against Brian Stann in a fight that, if one is to believe Bisping, could have potential title shot ramifications in the middleweight division.
In all UFC 152 will feature 12 fights. Three preliminary fights will stream on the UFC’s Facebook page, four preliminary card fights will be broadcast on FX, while the five main card bouts will be on pay-per-view.