UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be putting his title on the line this weekend against heavy-handed Brazilian challenger Glover Teixeira at UFC 172. After a controversial outcome in his last bout, Jones will be looking to make a statement to the world with his performance against the top contender.
It is a highly anticipated fight that fans of the sport have been waiting to see, and we will finally get to see how Jones has improved and learned from the close fight against Alexander Gustafsson.
Also on the card is a fight between No. 4 ranked light heavyweight Phil Davis and No. 14 ranked Anthony Johnson, who is returning to the octagon after his release two years ago.
Two top middleweights, No. 5 Luke Rockhold and No. 13 Tim Boetsch, will also grace the main card which airs live on pay-per-view following the preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.
UFC 172 takes place Saturday night at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md. FanSided.com will be on the scene to provide play-by-play coverage of the action. Now, here are our picks for this weekend’s main card.