UFC 140 News: Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida for the Light Heavyweight Title

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2011

It has just been announced that Rashad Evans will not have the next title shot after all.

UFC President, Dana White tweeted on Thursday morning, saying:

"Alright Toronto!!! Dec 10th UFC 140 tix go on sale next weekend and ur main event is Bones Jones vs Machida!!!"

This fight was completely unexpected, and came out of the blue. But UFC 140 sure is looking like a great card now.

Jon Jones won the light heavyweight belt back in March, when he defeated Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via third round TKO. He then went on to defend the belt against Rampage Jackson, who he defeated by fourth-round submission.

Lyoto Machida has been out of action since UFC 129, where he jumping front kicked Randy Couture, knocking him out and sending him into retirement.

Prior to that, Machida dropped two straight fights. One via KO to Shogun Rua, and one via split decision to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

This is huge news, as Rashad Evans gets passed over for a title shot once again.

UFC 140 takes place on December 10th in Toronto, Canada.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for up to the second updates on the event.

Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow me on twitter @tmt2393.