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Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans planned for UFC 133 in Philly

Best80smovieRAD2011-03-22 21:14:07 +0000 #1

With Bones virtually unscathed after his UFC 128 battle with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Rashad Evans recovered from his most recent injury, UFC 133 on August 6th from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the targeted date for this mega-fight according to multiple sources.

The same sources said that it is expected that this could be finalized within the next 2 weeks, as the UFC is anxious to get Evans back into action and Bones has showed a reluctance to take extended time off at the moment.

Both fighters have faced many questions over the last few weeks about whether the training partners at Greg Jackson’s camp would be willing to fight one another.

After the fight, Bones was asked about a pending fight against Evans. With Rashad in the octagon facing off with him, Jones answered that he was the champion and he would face Evans because he had to. Evans agreed and said that he was looking forward to the challenge.

For what it’s worth, the crowd was heavily boo’ing Evans.

The UFC had the tentative UFC 133 plans in motion regardless of tonight’s outcome. Evans was told to be prepared to main event UFC 133 whether it be against Rua or Jones.

Tonight, we got our answer.

It looks like Jon Jones will defend his new Light Heavyweight Title on August 6 in Philadelphia, PA.

BulldogWrestler2011-03-22 21:28:26 +0000 #2
THey shouldn't do this fight so soon.

They should put Jones and Rashad on TUF and let them REALLY build this thing up.
Best80smovieRAD2011-03-22 21:47:01 +0000 #3
they won't let Jones sit on the shelf and besides he's already big

Also, rashad has been sitting way too long to do a TUF gig

I think the TUF coaches will be Faber and Cruz
BulldogWrestler2011-03-22 22:21:47 +0000 #4
I was just being sarcastic.
Best80smovieRAD2011-03-22 22:34:51 +0000 #5
ya never know former friend, i thought you were serious

in other news, i am wondering to get tickets to this. what fighters are from philly??? Koscheck and who else? Florian is booked so he wont be on it
BulldogWrestler2011-03-22 22:02:43 +0000 #6

I'm on the right.



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