|UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen|
|Date||April 27, 2013|
|City||Newark, New Jersey, USA|
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States. It was headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship fight between title-holder Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.
Welterweights Nick Catone and James Head were scheduled to face each other on this card. However, at the weigh ins Catone missed weight and the bout was subsequently pulled from the card the day of the show after Catone went to the hospital for dehydration. The bout was scrapped as a result.
Preliminary bouts (Facebook)
- Siler defeated Holobaugh by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
- McKenzie defeated Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Preliminary bouts (FX)
- Caraway defeated Bedford by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:44 of round 3.
- McMann defeated Gaff by TKO (punches) at 4:06 of round 1.
- St. Preux defeated Villante by majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29) at 0:33 of round 3.
- Khabilov defeated Medeiros by TKO (injury) at 2:32 of round 1.
Main card (PPV)
- Healy defeated Miller by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:03 of round 3.
- Davis defeated Magalhães by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
- Nelson defeated Kongo by KO (punches) at 2:03 of round 1.
- Bisping defeated Belcher by unanimous technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at 4:29 of round 3.
- Jones defeated Sonnen by TKO (elbows and punches) at 4:33 of round 1 to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
- Knockout of the Night: Roy Nelson
- Submission of the Night: Pat Healy
- Staff (2013-04-28). "UFC 159 draws a reported 15,227 attendees for $2.7 million live gate"=. MMAjunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/ufc-159-draws-a-reported-15227-attendees-for-2-7-million-live-gate. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- Staff (2013-03-19). "With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159"=. MMAjunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/03/with-jim-hettes-out-kurt-holobaugh-steps-in-to-face-steven-siler-at-ufc-159. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- Staff (2013-04-12). "Al Iaquinta also injured, fight pulled from UFC 159 lineup"=. mmajunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/al-iaquinta-also-injured-fight-pulled-from-ufc-159-lineup. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
- Staff (2013-04-22). "Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159"=. mmajunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/erik-perez-out-johnny-bedford-now-meets-bryan-caraway-at-ufc-159. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Staff (2013-04-27). "Nick Catone vs. James Head pulled from tonight's UFC 159 lineup"=. mmajunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/nick-catone-vs-james-head-pulled-from-tonights-ufc-159-lineup. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Staff (2013-04-27). "UFC 159 bonuses: Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller score $65,000 awards"=. MMAjunkie.com. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/04/ufc-159-bonuses-roy-nelson-pat-healy-jim-miller-earn-65000-awards. Retrieved 2013-04-27.