MMAWeekly.com is reporting today that Ryan Bader’s next opponent will be Jon Jones, as had been rumored. MMAJunkie.com followed up on the report, verifying that the bout will take place at UFC 127 on SuperBowl weekend.
Bader (12-0) will be looking to keep his undefeated record in tact when he faces Jones. Bader last competed at UFC 119 last Saturday, defeating Antônio Rogério Nogueira via unanimous decision.
Jones is also coming off a victory over a reliable veteran, as he defeated Vladimir Matyushenko in a little under two minutes this past August. His only defeat is via a controversial disqualification in a bout against Matt Hamill last December.
UFC 127 is expected to take place on February 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While not officially announced, the card is expected to be headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against Vitor Belfort.