As expected, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Quinton “Rampage” Jackson have verbally agreed to face each other in the main event of UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado after the matchup was recently targeted for the Sept. 24 pay-per-view event.
Jackson is currently on a two fight win streak, with recent victories over Lyoto Machida and Matt Hammill. Jones, meanwhile, is on a four fight win streak. The only blemish on his record comes from a disqualification to Matt Hammill due to repeated illegal elbows.
This will be Jones’ first title defense since winning the belt after defeating Shogun Rua at UFC 128 in March. Jackson is a former champion, having defeated Chuck Liddell in May 2007. Jackson is the last light heavyweight to reign as champion for more than a year.
The UFC 135 fight card also features UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes vs. rising welterweight Diego Sanchez.
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