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UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen

UFC 159
  • Saturday 04.27.2013 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: FX
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Prudential Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,700,000
  • Attendance: 15,227
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 530,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo   |   $65,000 bonus to Nelson
  • Fight of the Night
    Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy   |   $65,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Bryan Caraway vs. Johnny Bedford   |   $65,000 bonus to Caraway
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Referees

  • Keith Peterson
    Jones vs. Sonnen (11)Caraway vs. Bedford (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Bisping vs. Belcher (10)Miller vs. Healy (7)
  • Kevin Mulhall
    Nelson vs. Kongo (9)St. Preux vs. Villante (5)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Davis vs. Magalhães (8)Medeiros vs. Khabilov (6)Garcia vs. McKenzie (2)
  • Gasper Oliver
    McMann vs. Gaff (4)Siler vs. Holobaugh (1)

Fight Predictions

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  • MMA Weekly : Gilbert Burns dominates Tyron Woodley in UFC on ESPN 9 main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 in tweets: Pros react to Gilbert Burns’ domination of ex-champ Tyron Woodley
  • MMAFighting.com : Gilbert Burns calls for title shot after shutout performance over ex-champ Tyron Woodley
  • MMAFighting.com : Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley full fight video highlights
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 post-fight press conference video
  • MMA Weekly : UFC on ESPN 9: Woodley vs. Burns Post-fight Press Conference
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 results: Augusto Sakai edges out Blagoy Ivanov by split decision in co-main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 live blog: Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns
  • MMA Weekly : Jon Jones to Dana White: ‘Just go ahead and release me from my UFC contract’
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 results: Billy Quarantillo earns unanimous decision in crazy war with Spike Carlyle
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 video: Roosevelt Roberts sinks in rear-naked choke to put away Brok Weaver
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 video: Mackenzie Dern taps out Hannah Cifers with nasty knee bar
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 results: Katlyn Chookagian punishes Antonina Shevchenko in lopsided decision
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC on ESPN 9 video: Jamahal Hill crushes Klidson Abreu with brutal knee to the body
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