Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rampage Jackson v. Jon Jones

Eschewing their normal Tuesday slot, the UFC is hosting a media conference call at 2 p.m. ET to promote UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage. Scheduled to participate on the call are UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, UFC Hall of Famer and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes, and Ultimate Fighter 1 alum Josh Koscheck. UFC President Dana White will also be present.

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Jon Jones is making his first defense of the title after beating Mauricio Rua for the belt at UFC 128. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is 2-1 in UFC title fights. He defeated Chuck Liddell at UFC 71 in 2007 to win the light heavyweight title.

Matt Hughes last fought last November at UFC 123. B.J. Penn knocked him out at the 21-second mark of the first round. Josh Koscheck has been recovering from a broken orbital bone that he suffered in his loss against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre back in December.