The official weigh in event for UFC 159: "Jones vs. Sonnen" took place today (Fri., April 26, 2013) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
All fighters made weight for the event save for Nick Catone, who will forfeit 20-percent of his purse for the infraction.
In addition to the main event between Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen for "Bones'" UFC light heavyweight title, UFC 159 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.
Complete UFC 159 weigh-in results are as follows:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205)
PPV main card (10 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Alan Belcher (185) vs. Michael Bisping (186)
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo (237) vs. Roy Nelson (258)
205 lbs.: Phil Davis (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (205.5)
155 lbs.: Pat Healy (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155)
FX Channel "Prelims" (8 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Johnny Bedford (136) vs. Bryan Caraway (136)
205 lbs.: Ovince St. Preux (206) vs. Gian Villante (206)
135 lbs.: Sheila Gaff (133) vs. Sara McMann (134)
155 lbs.: Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5)
Facebook "Prelims" (6 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Cody McKenzie (145)
170 lbs.: Nick Catone (173)* vs. James Head (170-25)
145 lbs.: Kurt Holobaugh (145) vs. Steven Siler (145.25)
*Will forfeith 20-percent of purse
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 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.
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