UFC 159

Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen: Live Blog for UFC 159 Main Event

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Nate LawsonCorrespondent IApril 27, 2013

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his title tonight for a record-tying fifth time when he meets Chael Sonnen in the main event of UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey.

The Jones-Sonnen saga began back in August of last year when Sonnen agreed to step in at UFC 151 for an injured Dan Henderson. But Jones turned down the fight, resulting in the first event cancellation in UFC history.

Following the UFC 151 fallout, Sonnen and Jones were billed as opposing coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 17 and were scheduled to headline tonight's event. Sonnen has been doing most of the talking leading up to this contest, while Jones appears to be saving his rebuttal for the actual fight. 

Join Bleacher Report this evening for a live blog of the five round main event between "Bones" and Sonnen, as well as pre- and post-fight commentary throughout the evening. 

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