UFC 135 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Jones vs Rampage'

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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Jones vs. Rampage" event, going down at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

UFC 135 will feature the very first title defense of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who will put his 205-pound strap on the line against Quinton Jackson.

In the co-main event of the evening, Matt Hughes may be making his final stand when he enters the Octagon to do battle against a returning Josh Koscheck.

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 135: "Jones vs. Rampage"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 135 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Spike TV Prelims preview and predictions

Facebook Prelims preview and predictions

Fight preview: Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson

Fight preview: Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck

Fight preview: Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton

Fight preview: Takanori Gomi vs. Nate Diaz

Fight preview: Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt

Fight card: New and improved Ben Rothwell ready to dispose of one-dimensional Mark Hunt

Fight card: Nick Diaz's brother, Nate, gets his shot at Takanori Gomi

Fight card: Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton promises a heavyweight slugfest

Fight card: Matt Hughes wants to beat Josh Koscheck, retire on a winning note

Fight card: Rampage Jackson's talk will be cheap if he doesn't beat Jon Jones

UFC 135 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference staredown pics

Press conference staredown video

Press conference complete video

A fan's perspective of the press conference

UFC 135 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in video

UFC 135 odds:

Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson

Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck

Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton

Takanori Gomi vs. Nate Diaz

Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt

UFC 135 news:

Event poster

How to watch the event

Conference call and live blog

Open workouts photo gallery

Exclusive interview with Ben Rothwell

What did Rampage say to Jon Jones at the weigh-ins?

Who has the statistical edge in Jones vs. Rampage?

Matt Hughes reunites with Pat Miletich

UFC 135 'Spygate:'

Rampage Jackson claims Jon Jones has a spy in his camp

Jon Jones denies Rampage's spy claims

Rampage says Jon Jones can watch him train if he wants and it won't matter

Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson on The Daily Habit: The chef was the spy

Jon Jones "admits" to being a British double agent

MusclePharm Executive VP Leonard Armenta resigns in the wake of Rampage Jackson's accusations

Chael Sonnen pans Jon Jones for not taking advantage of Spygate to get inside Rampage's head

UFC 135 editorials:

History in the Making: Jon Jones ushers in a new era by demolishing Shogun Rua

Jon Jones wants to remain composed under barrage of Rampage trash talk

Jon Jones might be the future at light heavyweight but Rampage is the present

Snotty-nosed Jon Jones doesn't want to be the future

One last shot at championship gold for Rampage Jackson

Rampage Jackson still gets nervous headed into his fights

Rampage will walk through Jon Jones' punches and kicks because he has no power

Rampage Jackson is heart attack serious about getting his belt back

Josh Koscheck throwing in the towel or planning for the future?

Josh Koscheck won't be afraid to take punches in his return

Josh Koscheck asked to fight a couple hard-hitting middleweights before getting Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes is a good comeback fight for Josh Koscheck

Takanori Gomi fighting for his job?

Is Mark Hunt better than a wooden chair?

UFC 135 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Dana White video blog episode two

Event video trailer

Extended video preview

Countdown to UFC 135

Predictions for UFC 135 from Rich Franklin

Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson main event preview

Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson go at it on Sportscenter

Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson on Jimmy Kimmel

Grouchy Rampage Jackson passes on fighting Willis McGahee of Denver Broncos

Jon Jones not ashamed of arrogance

Rampage: Jon Jones is just a kid with his head up his ass

Rashad Evans has Jon Jones beating Rampage standing up

David Haye has Jon Jones taking out Rampage Jackson

Matt Hughes just wants to go out on top

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? "Spygate" and Rampage Jackson getting inside Jon Jones' head? Matt Hughes possibly making his last stand? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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