UFC 140 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Jones vs Machida'


For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Jones vs. Machida" event, going down at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

UFC 140 will feature a light heavyweight championship showdown pitting current titleholder Jon Jones putting his strap on the line against former 205-pound deity Lyoto Machida.

Other match-ups on the card include the rematch between Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and the return of "The People's Champ," Tito Ortiz, against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 140: "Jones vs. Machida"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 140 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

Ion TV "Prelims" preview and predictions

Facebook "Prelims" preview and predictions

Fight preview: Claude Patrick vs. Brian Ebersole

Fight preview: Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung

Fight preview: Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Fight preview: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Fight preview: Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

UFC 140 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 140 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photos gallery

Lyoto Machida shows off 22 pounds of new muscle

Brittney Palmer returns at weigh-ins

UFC 140 odds:

Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

Complete odds and betting guide

UFC 140 news:

How to watch the event

Event poster

Conference call live blog

Open workouts photo gallery

Exclusive interview with Nik Lentz

Complete statistical breakdown of Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

Complete statistical breakdown of Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Jon Jones nominated by ESPN for "Most Awesomest Dude of 2011"

UFC 140 editorials:

History in the Making: Tito Ortiz fends off retirement by choking out Ryan Bader

History in the Making: Chan Sung Jung and Leonard Garcia go to war

Jon Jones admits he's not invincible

Jon Jones already has blueprints to defeat Lyoto Machida

If Lyoto Machida wants to play the distance game, Jon Jones is down

Jon Jones expecting the best Lyoto Machida ever

Is Lyoto Machida sick heading into his title shot against Jon Jones?

Randy Couture says Jon Jones will not walk through Lyoto Machida

How far away from a title shot is Frank Mir?

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is back and more explosive and confident than ever

Frank Mir won the first fight with Big Nog because he was the better fighter, not some staph infection

Tito Ortiz contemplates retirement

Tito Ortiz is now "The People's Champ"

UFC 140 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Countdown to UFC 140

Extended video preview

Jones vs. Machida in UFC Undisputed 3

Jon Jones leg kicks the crap out of Jim Norton

Jones vs. Machida fight preview

Lyoto Machida is going to get his belt back

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira winner could determine next title contender

An in shape Big Nog can beat Frank Mir

Tito Ortiz aiming for "Knockout of the Night" win

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira hoping to knock out hard-headed Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz: When I don't have fun in the gym anymore, I'll retire

Chan Sung Jung thinking knockout or submission over Mark Hominick

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The artsy-fartsy match-up between Jones and Machida? The return of Tito Ortiz? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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