UFC light heavyweight champion Shogun Rua makes his return to the Octagon against Jon “Bones” Jones. Plus Urijah Faber takes on Eddie Wineland and Brendan Schaub battles Mirko Cro Cop. Replay includes Erik Koch vs Raphael Assuncao prelim fight.
UFC® 128 Prelim Fight: Ricardo Almeida vs Mike Pyle
Two submission aces collide as Ricardo Almeida and Mike Pyle enter the Octagon for this welterweight matchup. Their equally effective ground skills may cause a stalemate on the mat, so their striking could ultimately determine their outcome.
UFC® 128 Prelim Fight: Nick Catone vs Costa Philippou
In a last minute fight card shuffle, Costa Philippou steps in on short notice to take on Nick Catone in this catchweight bout. Costa first hit the UFC radar when he lost an elimination at the beginning of The Ultimate Fighter season 11.
UFC® 128 Prelim Fight: Luiz Cane vs Eliot Marshall
Eliot Marshall is invited back into the Octagon as a late replacement to take on Luiz Cane in this light heavyweight showdown. After a fast start to his UFC career, Cane has been quieted by his opponents in his last two fights.
UFC® 128 Prelim Fight: Kurt Pellegrino vs Gleison Tibau
New Jersey native Kurt Pellegrino will have his home crowd behind him as he takes on American Top Team member Gleison Tibau. Both fighters will be hungry for a win and looking to rebound from losses in their last fights.
UFC® 128 Prelim Fight: Joseph Benavidez vs Ian Loveland
A nickname will not be the only thing Joseph Benavidez will be searching for as he looks for a win in his UFC debut. The former WEC standout and top bantamweight contender will be squaring off against Ian Loveland.