Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has scored consecutive victories over four former champions en route to launching a dominant reign atop the 205-pound division. On Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the 24-year-old superstar seeks his fifth win over an elite champion when he meets former PRIDE® and STRIKEFORCE® titleholder Dan Henderson.
Owning consecutive wins over former champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans, the dynamic Jones faces a stern test in the hard-punching “Hendo.” Riding four straight wins, including a decision victory in his 2011 Fight of the Year candidate with Shogun, the 41-year-old possesses the power, experience and grappling pedigree to upend the seemingly unbeatable champion.
“Dan Henderson is a mixed martial arts legend,” Jones said. “While I have been able to defeat some of the best fighters in UFC history as the light heavyweight champion, this will be my toughest challenge yet.”
“He’s never fought anyone like me,” Henderson said. “I’m excited to fight somebody that people think is unbeatable. It inspires me.”
Tickets for UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON, presented by MetroPCS,go on sale Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $800, $600, $400, $250, $150 and $100. Tickets will be available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC® 151: JONES vs. HENDERSON will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
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