UFC 128 fight night will be this Saturday the 19th. It comes full of great fights from amazing fighters but certainly the main event is the fight between Shogun Rua and Jon Jones, check out our story to know all the news updates, full fight card and cool video after the jump.
UFC 128 has received a few changes from the way it was first planned. First there are fighters getting replaced like Chael Sonnen and Yoshihiro Akiyama’s bout, but then Chael pleaded guilty to that money laundering mess so Nate Marquardt was stepping in against Yoshihiro, but an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan so he pulled out of his fight against Nate so Dan Miller’s name was announced. Luiz Cane was due to fight Karlos Vemola, but he will be replaced by Eliot Marshall. They were not the only ones, Franks Mi was going to fight Brendan Schaub, they will no longer face each other instead Brendan will fight Mirko Filipovic.
And what about the fight between Antonio Roguerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz, that may not even be happening, they will be fighting at UFC live 24 and last but not least the ultimate change is the location, no longer Abu Dhabi but Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
As for the main fight between Jones and Shogun there were also changes, first of all the fight was meant to be Shogun vs. Evans, Rashad got injured so Jones came up, now these guys are so looking forward for their fight on Saturday.
Mauricio Shogun Rua the 29 year old Brazilian fighter at 205 pounds, 6’1″ and reach of 76.0 in, is more than familiar with Jones’ strategy while Jones stands at 6’4″ weighing 206 pounds and with a reach of 84.5 in is committed to take the belt from Rua, but who will win??
what is your prediction? Check out UFC 128’s full fight card.
|Catchweight||Nick Catone (won by UD)||Constantinos Phillipou|
|Featherweight||Raphael Assuncao||Erik Koch (won by KO)|
|Bantamweight||Ian Loveland||Joseph Benavidez (won by UD)|
Preliminary Card by Spike TV and Facebook
|LightW (Facebook)||Gleison Tibau (won by SD)||Kurt Pellegrino|
|Welterweight (Facebook)||Ricardo Almeida||Mike Pyle (won by UD)|
|Light HW (Spike)||Eliot Marshall||Luiz Cane (won by TKO)|
|LightW (Spike)||Anthony Njokuani||Edson Barboza (won by UD)|
|Light HeavyWeight||Jon Jones (won by TKO)||Shogun Rua|
|Middle Weight||Dan Miller||Nate Marquardt (won by UD)|
|LightWeight||Jim Miller (won by KO)||Kamal Shalorus|
|BantanWeight||Eddie Wineland||Urijah Faber (won by UD)|
||Brendan Schaub (won by TKO)
Don’t miss this fight, it will be broadcast by Facebook, Spike TV and Pay-Per view from the Prudential Center, New Jersey this Saturday March 19th, at 10:00 p.m ET, tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster and StubHub where you can also sell your tickets. Check out UFC 128, Jones vs. Shogun’s fight preview video and some amazing UFC fighter photos below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/ Paul Jacobs, I.Kavanaugh, http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalooz/3724658098/