UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen will serve as coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" on FX.
The reality-show coaching assignments, as well as an April 27 fight date, today were confirmed by the L.A. Times.
Due to his coaching duties, Sonnen no longer will fight Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 in December.
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UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones has his next assignment and it includes a coaching stint on the next season of the Ultimate Fighter. read news >>
Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will coach opposite each other on Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” before squaring off for the UFC light heavyweight title on April 27, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. read news >>
Check out UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen fight highlights from the Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen main event on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. read news >>
Five months from now, Chael Sonnen will fight for the UFC's light heavyweight title.
He hasn't registered a 205-pound win in the octagon since 2006, and he
was soundly defeated by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in his
most recent appearance. So why did UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon
Jones agree to coach opposite Sonnen on "The
Ultimate Fighter 17" and ultimately face him in the octagon?
"Bones" said it was an easy choice. This is his chance to silence the trashtalking mas read news >>
Jon Jones can't fight in his home state of New York, so its next-door neighbor will have to do.
The UFC's light heavyweight champion will return to the city and venue he won his title at when he defends his belt against Chael Sonnen on April 27. UFC officials on Monday announced that bout will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Though the event has not yet been given a number, it is expected to be a pay-per-view card.
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When Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen debut as coaches on Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” this January on FX, it will not be on Friday night. read news >>
On Wednesday, new Ultimate Fighter coaches Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen joined UFC President Dana White for a media conference call to talk about the newly scheduled show and fight. read news >>
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen says his UFC 159 fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was stopped early. read news >>
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen quick results on Saturday, April 27. The main event features Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen. read news >>
Chael Sonnen training for Jon Jones.
UFC 159 take place on April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. read news >>