UFC 140 is official.
UFC 140 “Jones vs. Machida” is scheduled to take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, Dec. 10, and will air live on pay-per-view at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
At a press conference to announce the event today, Dana White called Toronto “the strongest market on the planet” for MMA.
“Vegas has always been known as the fight capital of the world, well in our sport, Toronto is becoming well known for that. So, yes, we’ll do another major fight (in Toronto) and do it like we did last time.”
“This is without a doubt the strongest market on the planet.”
The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Lyoto Machida.
“After his performance against Rampage, there’s no doubt that Jon Jones is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport,” UFC President Dana White said. “He’s already beaten Shogun and Rampage this year and now he gets Machida, a former champion. Machida is one of the most elusive and dangerous strikers in the UFC and he’s motivated to get the belt back. We’re giving the fans in Toronto a really great title fight.”
“I am thrilled to be fighting Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 in Toronto, which is just a few hours from my hometown, Endicott, N.Y.,” Jones said. “He is an incredibly skilled fighter and one who poses numerous challenges inside the Octagon. He has only been defeated twice in his career and is coming off a big victory in April. For me, it will be important to just continue to focus on making myself better as a fighter, and keeping the fight at my intensity and aggression levels. It is my goal to become the first UFC fighter to defeat three former champions in one year.”
“I’m really excited to be fighting for the light heavyweight title again,” Machida, owner of a 17-2 record, said. “Jon Jones is a great fighter and a great champion. It’s going to be my experience and technique against his youth and athleticism. It’s going to be a great fight.”
Other match-ups announced for the card include Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Mark Hominick vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung and Rory MacDonald vs. Brian Ebersole.
Ticket info below.
- UFC Fight Club Presale: Thursday, Oct. 13, 10am ET
- UFC Newsletter Presale: Friday, Oct. 14, 10am ET
- Public On-Sale Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 10am ET
Tickets will be priced at $700, $500, $350, $225, $175, $125 and $85. They can be purchased at the Air Canada Centre Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000 or online at Ticketmaster.ca.