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Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher staredown pics from UFC 159 media day in New York

Check out the staredowns from today's UFC 159 media day in New York City featuring main event attraction Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and co-main eventers Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher, all four of who throw down this Saturday night (April 27, 2013) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, live on pay-per-view.

Jon Jones (L) vs. Chael Sonnen
Jon Jones (L) vs. Chael Sonnen
Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

And so it begins...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is all set to defend his 205-pound crown against unlikely division number one contender Chael Sonnen in the main event of the UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (April 27, 2013) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Above is a quick preview of what you can expect at Friday afternoon's weigh ins (details here).

Jones has been relatively low key in his promotion of this weekend's fisticuffs. Not that it matters, since Sonnen has done enough talking for the both of them, bombing ESPN with his brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) shtick and reciting poetry when the situation calls for it.

We'll see if it pays off this weekend.

Also talking the talk (and soon to be walking the walk) are middleweight strikers Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher. "The Count" can give as good as he gets, which has made their pre-fight promotion fairly even, considering how much flak he's gotten from "The Talent" in recent weeks.

Here they come nose-to-nose (via Esther Lin for MMA Fighting):


Nothing left to do now except fight. 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 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.

For all the latest UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" news and notes click here.

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