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.
UFC 159 NUTS AND BOLTS:
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