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UFC 159 Made Official For April 27, Jon Jones-Chael Sonnen To Collide

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have an official date, as the two will meet at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen on April 27. The card takes place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Jones and Sonnen will both be featured as coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. The series debuts January 22 on FX.

Jones (17-1) will be competing in near his home state, as “Bones” was born in Rochester, New York. He will be seeking a record-tying fifth successful title defense against Sonnen, a mark currently held by Tito Ortiz.

Sonnen (27-12-1) was last in action falling to Anderson Silva in a bout for the UFC middleweight title. He agreed to step in on short notice and face Jones after an injury to Dan Henderson, but the bout never took place.