UFC 159 fight card and rumors for 'Jones vs. Sonnen' pay-per-view on April 27 in Newark, NJ (Updated)

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We're less than one week away from the UFC's return to "Dirty Jersey," featuring some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts (MMA) throwing down inside the cage. Here's the current list of fighters competing in "The Garden State" at UFC 159 on April 27, 2013.

Event: UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen"
Date: Sat., April 27, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jerset

Main Event:

205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

PPV main card (10 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
155 lbs.: Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller

FX Channel "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Johnny Bedford vs. Bryan Caraway
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante
135 lbs.: Sheila Gaff vs. Sara McMann
155 lbs.: Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros

Facebook "Prelims" (6 p.m. ET):

145 lbs.: Leonard Garcia vs. Cody McKenzie
170 lbs.: Nick Catone vs. James Head
145 lbs.: Kurt Holobaugh vs. Steven Siler

For all the current news and notes on UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" be sure to check out our complete event archive right here.

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