UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones will be defending his title for the first time against Quinton Jackson this weekend. Win or lose though, 'Bones' is already set for a Philippine tour less than a month after that UFC 135 bout.
On October 21-23, Jones will be heading to Manila and Cebu, and while his full itinerary is yet to be released, his schedule is expected to be filled with press tours, and an open workout. This will be the first time he will be touring the South East Asian country, and much like the Beatle-Mania like reaction to Geoges St. Pierre's visit last year, the 23-year-old phenom can expect mammoth crowds from a country that's crazy about MMA.
ABS-CBN, the parent company of Balls Channel which handles UFC programming, have also announced that they will be airing a Jon Jones special on October 9 that details his meteoric rise to the top of the light heavyweight division.
Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for more details and coverage from these events.