Article

Jones, Sonnen Get TUF Assignment, April Fight Date

The war between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and longtime contender Chael Sonnen began on Twitter, but UFC president Dana White revealed on Tuesday that it will end in the Octagon, as the two rivals will compete as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter's 17th season and then face each other in an April bout at a site to be determined.

White broke the news today to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times.

Originally scheduled to make his return to 205 pounds against Forrest Griffin this December at UFC 155, Sonnen will now begin filming TUF 17 later this month. Jones, nursing an arm injury suffered in his UFC 152 win over Vitor Belfort, will also be on the sidelines until the Sonnen bout in April.

Watch Past Fights

Saturday, August 1
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Media

Recent
Undefeated Bethe Correia explains how she is not intimidated by Ronda Rousey, and how fighting on her home turf gives her extra motivation to defeat her. Rousey and Correia battle for the women's bantamweight title at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
27/07/2015
Follow UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey through the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil leading up to her bout against Bethe Correia. Watch both fighters train, and discuss their quest for the title at UFC 190.
27/07/2015
Listen as Bethe Correia recounts the semifinals of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4. Corriea takes on Ronda Rousey in the Main Event of UFC 190 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, live on Pay-Per-View.
27/07/2015
Shogun' Rua talks about his emotions when entering the Octagon, his self-confidence, the martial arts life and more. Rua rematches Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event at UFC 190: Rousey vs Correira.
27/07/2015