Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Booked For UFC 140 Main Event
The UFC has booked a mega fight for their main event in Toronto this December in the form of Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida.
Rashad Evans was originally tapped to face Jones in his next title defense, however, due to an injured thumb Evans will not be able to make the UFC 140 card and the UFC has opted to put Machida in his place.
Dana White took to twitter this afternoon with the announcement, “Alright Toronto!!! Dec 10th UFC 140 tix go on sale next weekend and ur main event is Bones Jones vs Machida”, said the statement.
UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and former champ, Lyoto Machida will serve as the evening’s main event, live on pay-per-view.
Having not seen action since his UFC 129 victory over Randy Couture this past April, Karate master, Lyoto Machida will finally get a chance to regain his title lost at the hands of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua this December. With an overall record of 17-2 Machida is one of the most dangerous fighters in the 205 pound division.
Jones has looked invincible in all of his professional outings. We last saw him go into uncharted territory against the former champion, Rampage Jackson at UFC 135 just last month when Jackson took the champ to the fourth round. It was a gutsy performance from the challenger, but still, Jones was able to lock on a choke and finish the fight just as he always does.
Many MMA analysts have predicted that Lyoto Machida has the style to beat Jones and now we will find out once and for all.