Tonight, mixed martial arts action returns for UFC 128 as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Jon Jones.Â Now that the UFC 128 weigh-results are official, the fight card is shaping up for tonight’s big Pay-Per-View.Â Shogun versus Jones will be the main event of the UFC 128 fight card which has a scheduled start time of 10PM EST.
According to Bloody Elbow, Rua will be defending his light heavyweight championship for the first time.Â Rua currently has a record of 19-4 while Jones comes in with just one loss at 12-1.Â Jones gets this title opportunity based on his impressive defeat of Ryan Bader back at UFC 126 not long ago.Â During the recent weigh-in results, both Shogun and Jones tipped the scales at 205 pounds, making for a close matchup.
Also on the card tonight, will be the preliminary matches offered via live feed and cable TV.Â On Spike TV and UFC.TV will be two matches with Anthony Njokuani vs Edson Barboza and Eliot Marshall vs Luiz Cane.Â Also, fans will also be able to watch two fights for free via Facebook live streaming video.Â These will be Gleison Tibau against Kurt Pellegrino, as well as Mike Pyle against Ricardo Almeida.Â All of these fighters made weight and are within a pound or so of their opponent’s weights.
The main Pay-Per-View goes live as of 10PM EST on cable or satellite television.Â This could provide yet another great night of mixed martial arts action, as one of the greats in “Shogun” Rua attempts to defend his title for the first time ever!
See full weigh-in results and how to order tonight’s UFC 128 fight card at UFC.com.