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UFC 152: 3 Reasons You Can't Miss Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2016

UFC 152: 3 Reasons You Can't Miss Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

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    The UFC returns tonight after a six week absence, and they're coming back in style. UFC 152 features two title fights and a middleweight matchup between top contenders.

    The main event is a light heavyweight title fight between Jon "Bones" Jones and Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort.

    This is sure to be a great fight, whether it ends up being one-sided or competitive.

    Here are three reasons you can't miss this fight.

See Jon Jones Try to Tie Chuck Liddell and Frank Shamrock in Title Defenses

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    If Jon Jones is able to defeat Vitor Belfort he will have four title defenses, tying that of Frank Shamrock and Chuck Liddell. At that point, only Tito Ortiz will have more defenses.

    Wins over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans are impressive enough. Adding another former light heavyweight champion to his resume would make the case that Jones has faced the best competition of any light heavyweight champ in UFC history.

See Vitor Belfort Attempt to Upset Jones

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    As of right now, the biggest upset in UFC history was when Matt Serra beat Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title at UFC 69.

    That will all changes if Belfort beats Jones.

    Belfort will likely have the fans on his side, and with his lightning-fast hands he has as good a chance to upset Jones as anyone.

It's the Biggest Fight in Nine Weeks

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    Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort is the biggest fight since Benson Henderson fought Frankie Edgar at UFC 150, and the biggest fight until Anderson Silva takes on Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153.

    You wouldn't really want to go nine weeks between big fights, would you?

     

    Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.

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