On Thursday, UFC President Dana White revealed a large amount of news. One of the biggest announcement was that pending medical clearance, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135. The card takes place Sept. 24 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
In his last outing, Jones defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to claim the light heavyweight title. He is virtually undefeated in his MMA career. His lone defeat came when he was disqualified for using illegal elbows against Matt Hamill. During his three-year career, Jones has bested Ryan Bader, Brandon Vera and former IFL champion Vladimir Matyushenko.
“Rampage” has fought his way back into title contention with back-to-back victories over Lyoto Machida and Hamill. After a long career in Pride FC, Jackson knocked out Chuck Liddell to claim the UFC light heavyweight title in 2007. He then unified the belt with the Pride middleweight title with a decision victory over Dan Henderson. Jackson then dropped the belt to Forrest Griffin at UFC 86.