The Ultimate Fighter 17 coaches now have a venue for their April 27 showdown. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line versus Chael Sonnen at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The card will likely be a PPV. UFC officials announced the location late Monday evening.
The two fighters will meet after coaching the upcoming seventeenth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will begin airing in January on FX.
The UFC tried to arrange a bout between the two fighters on short notice to save the failed UFC 151 fight card when Dan Henderson went down with injury but Jones declined the bout citing short notice. The event has not received an official name at this time.