‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

April 16, 2013 11:32 am by bjpenn.com staff Leave your thoughts
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Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind?

Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’?

Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV.

The traditional one-hour special will take an in-depth look at the card’s headlining title fight between UFC light-heavyweight champion -and considerable favorite – Jon Jones (17-1), and Sonnen (27-12-1).
Also featured on “Countdown” are middleweights Michael Bisping (23-5) vs. Alan Belcher (18-7) and heavyweights Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) vs. Roy Nelson (18-7).

UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Replays of “Countdown” will run throughout the week on FUEL TV.


Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen – for light-heavyweight title
Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller

Preliminary Card (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Johnny Bedford vs. Erik Perez
Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante
Sheila Gaff vs. Sara McMann
Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros

Preliminary Card (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie
Nick Catone vs. James Head
Kurt Holobaugh vs. Steven Siler

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