Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welcomes Jon Jones (21-1) back to the Octagon with this Saturday night's (April 23, 2016) UFC 197: "Jones vs. Saint Preux" pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, which takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Waiting for him will be light heavyweight replacement Ovince Saint Preux (19-7) -- filling in for the injured Daniel Cormier -- in the five-round headliner. The winner emerges as interim 205-pound titleholder and the next man to face "DC" to unify the straps later this year.
According to the EA Sports UFC simulator, things do not end well for "OSP."
In addition, longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his 125-pound title against Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo in the UFC 197 co-main event. Based on the above EA Sports UFC simulation, "Mighty Mouse" retains by clear-cut decision.
Will life imitate art? We'll find out this weekend in "Sin City."
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 197 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
To see who else is competing on Saturday night's UFC 197 fight card click here.