The light heavyweight championship will be the main event at the UFC 152 tonight 22 September (Toronto, Air Canada Center).
At the weigh-in of yesterday the champion Jon “Bones” Jones was booed loudly from the fans. They didn’t seem to have forgiven him for the cancellation of UFC 151, when he decided not to face Chael Sonnen on eight days’ notice.
Despite the fans, Jones kept smiling defiantly and his “brand-new” beard was perfect to concealing him.
On the other hand the challenger Vitor Belfort was cheered and greeted and his name was acclaimed when he stepped on the scale.
“I worked very hard for this fight and to be on this platform,” Belfort said. “To be able to fight Jon Jones, the new era of our sport, the new breed, is an honor.”
Jones weighed in at 204.6 pounds, while Belfort stopped at 204.2
During the final photo shoot Belfort showed his fists to the champion, real confident about his possibilities.
Jones only looked at them, with a low glance. Is he absolutely confident, or are some strange thoughts in his head, after the strange events of the last weeks?
Tonight we’ll have the answer.
Event: UFC 152: Jones vs Belfort
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Title: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title
UFC 152 weigh-in Full video: