The UFC has gotten pretty good at what they do over the years.
While a lesser promotion might crumble when a few fighters were forced to pull out of fights, the UFC doesn't miss a beat, patching up the holes and leaving the seams untraceable.
Chael Sonnen was originally scheduled to face Yoshihiro Akiyama, until Sonnen pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, forcing the UFC to put him on ice for the time and replace him with Nate Marquardt.
With the recent tragedies in Japan at the forefront of Akiyama's mind, he pulled out of his fight with Marquardt, so the UFC quickly bumped undercard fighter Dan Miller into Akiyama's place.
Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was originally scheduled for this event, but Ultimate Fight Night 24 needed a marquee headliner, so that bout changed events.
Karlos Vemola was set to take on Luiz Cane on the Spike TV prelims, but Vemola was forced out of action with an injury. TUF standout Eliot Marshall was re-signed to the UFC to meet Cane.
Manny Gamburyan pulled out of his fight with Rafael Assuncao with a back injury, but contender Erik Koch was quickly brought over from another card to fill in.
And, to cap it all off, this main event was made just six weeks ago after original title challenger Rashad Evans was forced off the card with a knee injury, prompting the UFC to rush Jon Jones' career along just a bit quicker to fill in.
Honestly, this main event between Jones and champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is far more compelling than any matchup involving Evans could ever be. It has a little bit of everything.
So, considering the struggles to keep this event alive, the lineup looks pretty darn good.
UFC 128: Shogun Rua vs. Jon Jones: Results, News and More