Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 159' premieres April 23 on FUEL TV

There hasn't been much hype for UFC 159, which goes down on April 27 in New Jersey, thanks to the buddy-buddy approach to TUF coaching from Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. In addition, "Bones" has been tight-lipped about his opponent leading up to fight night. Have no fear, "Countdown to UFC 159" is here!

Countdown to UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" will debut on Tues., April 23, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the following Saturday (April 27) at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones taking on unlikely division number one contender Chael Sonnen.

UFC.com currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 159" at the following times (ET):

Weds., April 24 at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thurs., April 25 at 11 p.m.
Fri., April 26 at 3 p.m.
Sat., April 27 at 7 p.m.

In addition to "Jones vs. Sonnen," the UFC 159 fight card will also feature a 185-pound battle between mouthy middleweight strikers Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher, along with a heavyweight contest that pits Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the UFC 159 main card action on fight night (Sat., April 27, 2013), which is slated to begin promptly at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest fight-by-fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:30 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.

For the latest UFC 159 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest "Jones vs. Sonnen" fight card and rumors click here.

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