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UFC Targeting Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans for UFC 140 Main Event

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UFC Targeting Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans for UFC 140 Main Event
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HOUSTON -- Get ready for the grudge match.

The UFC is targeting December's UFC 140 for the long-awaited Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans light-heavyweight title bout, MMA Fighting has learned from sources with knowledge of the situation.

The fight is not yet official, but appears likely to be announced within the next 24-48 hours. UFC president Dana White told MMA Fighting that he could not yet announce a UFC 140 main event, but might possibly be able to do so by the end of the day.

Before that can happen, at least one hurdle must be overcome. Evans has to be cleared from a hand injury suffered in his recent UFC 133 win over Tito Ortiz. That injury required pins to be inserted into his hands, but Evans' coach Mike Van Arsdale told MMA Fighting that he was scheduled to visit the doctor on Wednesday and expected Evans to be cleared.

Van Arsdale told MMA Fighting he had no knowledge of the rumored December date, but said a clean bill of health would make Evans' participation in a Dec. 10 fight feasible.

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Post #1   10/5/11 3:51:57PM   

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This is good news. That card really needed a main event. Now the card is looking pretty good. I'm thinking I'll probably go.

Post #2   10/5/11 3:58:55PM   

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very good news, considering i was expecting them to hold jones out until the superbowl

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Jones via Round 1 KO.
Jones is simply too big and long for Evans

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I see this fight starting slow. Jones will turn it up either late 2nd early 3rd and retain the belt

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I like this fight a lot. I'm not sure that Rashad can hang with Jones for five rounds, but it'll be an interesting fight nonetheless. I think that Rashad has great hands, and he's very fast. He also has the wrestling to MAYBE keep the fight off of the mat. Great match making. This fight needed to happen!

Oh, and I can't believe I'll be cheering for Rashad!

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Posted by Budgellism

This is good news. That card really needed a main event. Now the card is looking pretty good. I'm thinking I'll probably go.



im in the same boat. i was iffy before, but this may persuade me to shell out $150+ on tickets

heres to hoping Evans' hand is healed enough to punch Jones in the face repeatedly

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Don't listen to these HACK shit websites!! Jones vs Evans is not true.

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So much for giving Jones and Rashad some rest Dana...

Post #9   10/5/11 5:36:02PM   

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Dana just blasted the media for reporting this fight.

said he had a 2 hour presser saying this fight would not happen.

"For the media guys who live on some other planet & didnt know, Rashad Evans has pins in his thumb & is out for a while!!!!"

Dana's twitter

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Glad to see that is the case..^^^

The ufc should have planned this better IMO. Now it looks like the last event of the year is not going to be all that great - UNLESS we can get Sonnen vs Silva for the main event. *crosses fingers*

Post #11   10/5/11 6:57:01PM   

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I still don't believe Dana, he also denied Jorge Santiago signing, GSP/Diaz and many others.

So who knows in reality, it seems this would be the 4th time this year that Jones fights and Dana said recently he's going to give him a break.

Post #12   10/5/11 7:21:16PM   

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Won't happen in toronto
Don't be suprised if aldo does win they have him face mendes in toronto

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Rashad takes it Baby! WAR RASHAD!

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Posted by Budgellism

This is good news. That card really needed a main event. Now the card is looking pretty good. I'm thinking I'll probably go.


Heard about it last night...I was also considering going.

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