UFC 135 is official.
UFC 135 “Jones vs. Rampage” is scheduled to take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, September 24 and will air live on pay-per-view at 9pm ET/6pm PT. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson.
“Many people think that Jon Jones should be considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world, but I wouldn’t make that claim too fast,” UFC President Dana White said. “The 205-pound division is and always has been the most stacked division in MMA. Rampage Jackson has been one of the top five light heavyweights in the world since 2003. A win over Rampage Jackson will definitely put Jon Jones on the right track for becoming the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.”
“Fighting Rampage Jackson is an awesome opportunity and a win is definitely something that could add to my legacy as champion,” Jones said. “I think he’s re-motivated and that makes him dangerous. He’s driving me to a different level of training right now. I’m training like a champion so that I can go in there on Sept. 24 and perform like a champion.”
“I am planning on bringing the belt back to where it belongs,” Jackson said. “That belt is very serious and very dear to me. That belt should never have been taken off of me, and it’s been a long time coming to get my chance to get my belt back. The proudest thing I’ve done in my career is unify that title with the PRIDE FC title, and in the next fight it was taken off me despite me winning the fight. I’ve had to wait since 2008 to get my chance to get my belt back, but anything that comes easy isn’t worth having in the first place.”
In the co-main event, former UFC champ Matt Hughes meets Diego Sanchez in what will likely be one of the last fights of his storied career. Other bouts announced for the card include Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton and Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi.
Ticket info below.
- UFC Fight Club Presale: Wednesday, July 20, 10am MT
- UFC Newsletter Presale: Thursday, July 21, 10am MT
- Public On-Sale Date: Friday, July 22, 10am MT
Tickets will be priced at $400, $300, $225, $150, $100, $75 and $50. They can be purchased at the Pepsi Center Box Office, by calling Ticket Horse at 303-53-HORSE or online at TicketHorse.com and Stubhub.