UFC 140: Dana White Announces Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

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UFC president Dana White tweeted today that a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida will headline UFC 140 in Toronto on December 10, 2011. Yesterday reports surfaced that it would be Jones vs. Rashad Evans but White quickly squelched those reports. 

Here's Dana's tweet:

Alright Toronto!!! Dec 10th UFC 140 tix go on sale next weekend and ur main event is Bones Jones vs Machida!!!
Oct 06 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

 

Jon Jones (14-1, 8-1 UFC)

W Quinton Jackson UFC 135 Submission (rear naked choke)
W Mauricio Rua UFC 128 TKO
W Ryan Bader UFC 126  Submission (guillotine choke)

Lyoto Machida (17-2, 9-2 UFC)

W Randy Couture UFC 129 KO
Quinton Jackson UFC 123 Decision
L Mauricio Rua  UFC 114 KO

UPDATE: Jonathan Snowden comments on the match making: Jon Jones Should Not Be Fighting Lyoto Machida.

More UFC 140 coverage from SBNation.

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