Jones, Sonnen to Coach The Ultimate Fighter, Fight April 27

Ariel Shnerer / October 16, 2012 - 8:31pm

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones‘ next challenge is official as he will coach the 17th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite former middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen.

The fighters will fight on April 27 at a site to be determined.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news Tuesday with Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.

As a result, Sonnen’s planned UFC 155 light heavyweight bout with Forrest Griffin has officially been scrapped with filming for the season set to begin later this month.