Greatness within reach.
On Saturday night, that hotly debated slogan penned for UFC 165 will see one of two conclusions: Either Jon Jones will decimate a similarly tall and similarly long opponent en route to his record sixth title defense, or Alexander Gustafsson will positively shock the world by toppling the nigh unstoppable light heavyweight kingpin.
Regardless of the outcome, you're going to want to tune in.
Factor in the epic bantamweight championship showdown between interim champ Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland and you have a fight card that's almost guaranteed to deliver thrills.
Here's a full breakdown of the timeline for UFC 165.
|Main Card||Pay-per-view||10PM EST|
|UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones||vs.||Alexander Gustafsson|
|UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao||vs.||Eddie Wineland|
|Matt Mitrione||vs.||Brendan Schaub|
|Francis Carmont||vs.||Constantinos Philippou|
|Pat Healy||vs.||Khabib Nurmagomedov|
|Televised Preliminary Card||Fox Sports 1||8PM EST|
|Myles Jury||vs.||Mike Ricci|
|Ivan Menjivar||vs.||Wilson Reis|
|Chris Clements||vs.||Stephen Thompson|
|Mitch Gagnon||vs.||Dustin Kimura|
|Online Preliminary Card||6PM EST|
|Renee Forte||vs.||Jon Makdessi|
|Jesse Ronson||vs.||Michel Prazeres|
|Alex Caceres||vs.||Roland Delorme|
|Nandor Guelmino||vs.||Daniel Omielanczuk|
Fight Night 28 Key Stats
Jon Jones' UFC record reach: 84.5 inches
Distance knockdown defense ("Chin") shared by both Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson: 100 percent
Takedown defense rate shared by both Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov: 100 percent
Percent of time Jon Jones is in control when a fight hits the canvas: 99 percent
Average combined significant strikes per minute of Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland: 21.6
Matt Mitrione's total career takedown attempts: Zero
*Stats courtesy of Fightnomics Reed