After a drawn-out, back-and-forth battle of words, UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage is almost upon us. The event will be held September 24th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Headlining is a highly-anticipated bout for the UFC light heavyweight title, as current champion Jon "Bones" Jones defends his belt against former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Also featured on the card is a welterweight matchup between longtime former champion Matt Hughes and perennial contender Josh Koscheck. Both men return to the Octagon after sitting out all of 2011.
Rounding out the main card is Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton, Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi, and Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt.
As always, the entire undercard is available for free to fans. Two preliminary bouts -- Anthony Ferguson vs. Aaron Riley and Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch -- are set to air live on Spike TV prior to the pay-per-view. The remaining three fights will be available for live streaming on the UFC's Facebook page.
UFC 135 fight card:
Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson
Welterweight: Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton
Lightweight: Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi
Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt
Preliminary Card (broadcasted on Spike TV)
Lightweight: Anthony Ferguson vs. Aaron Riley
Middleweight: Nick Ring vs. Tim Boetsch
Preliminary Card (streamed on Facebook)
Featherweight: Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin
Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Cole Escovedo
Light Heavyweight: James Te Huna vs. Ricardo Romero