UFC 135 Preview: Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Quentin "Rampage" Jackson

Jon Jones takes on Quentin Jackson in the main event of UFC 135, live from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. STACK has the event preview.

Jon "Bones" Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Quentin "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 135, live from Denver's Pepsi Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. Jones has looked unbeatable since suffering his only UFC loss in late 2009 (a DQ due to illegal strikes on the ground against Matt Hamill). But "Rampage" is a UFC legend with superb punching power. Nearly half of his 32 career wins have come via KO.

Since "Bones" has a significant reach advantage, we'll see if he's content to trade strikes with "Rampage" or if he'll try to use his wrestling ability to take him down to the mat. Trading strikes with Jackson has never been a good idea, but Jones may feel confident enough to go that route. No other UFC fighter has had such a meteoric rise through the ranks so early in his career.  But anything can happen in the UFC.

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Jon "Bones" Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Quentin "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 135, live from Denver's Pepsi Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. Jones has looked unbeatable since suffering his only UFC loss in late 2009 (a DQ due to illegal strikes on the ground against Matt Hamill). But "Rampage" is a UFC legend with superb punching power. Nearly half of his 32 career wins have come via KO.

Since "Bones" has a significant reach advantage, we'll see if he's content to trade strikes with "Rampage" or if he'll try to use his wrestling ability to take him down to the mat. Trading strikes with Jackson has never been a good idea, but Jones may feel confident enough to go that route. No other UFC fighter has had such a meteoric rise through the ranks so early in his career.  But anything can happen in the UFC.

Also on the card:

Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck
Koscheck hasn't fought since he lost in a unanimous decision to Georges St-Pierre. He'll face a legend of the UFC, Matt Hughes, who lost his last fight to B.J. Penn via a first round KO. Hughes was on a three-fight winning streak until that night, but he's undoubtedly near the tail end of his career, so just having him on the card will be a treat for long-time MMA fans. If Hughes has another few fights left in his tank, he'll have to beat Koscheck, a gifted wrestler in his own right.

How to watch:

6:30 p.m. EST/UFC Facebook page
The card includes two more preliminary bouts streamed for free on the official UFC Facebook page.

8 p.m./SPIKE TV
Watch a full hour of prelims on SPIKE to get geared up for the main card.

9 p.m./Pay-Per-View
Contact your local cable provider to watch UFC 135 live on Pay-Per-View.

Want more UFC? Check out our exclusive interview with "Rampage" Jackson.


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Topics: MMA | WRESTLING | JON JONES | POWER | WRESTLER | QUENTIN