Jon Jones officially confirmed to fight Ryan Bader at UFC 126Posted on October 30, 2010, 02:00 PM by Daniel Cassidy
Despite a little confusion from both parties, it's finally official: Jon Jones will meet Ryan Bader at UFC 126 on Feb. 5th, also known as "Superbowl Weekend". Both sides seemed to be a little unsure during their stay at the UK Fan Expo, but it looks like all the kinks have been ironed out.
On this past week's episode of "Ultimate Insider, the bout was officially confirmed:
"Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader is now set for UFC 126 on February 5th, part of the UFC's traditional Super bowl weekend card. Jones and Bader are two of the rising stars in the light heavy weight division and the winner will be on a fast track for a shot at the title."
With the winner potentially very close to a title shot, both fighters can be expected to bring the their best to the table come February 5th.
Jon Jones comes into this fight looking for his 12th win. The exciting young striker has only "lost" once, a DQ loss to Matt Hamill. Currently on a two win streak, Jones is coming off two quick but devastating victories over Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko. A win over Bader would confirm his place in the top 5 in the division.
As for the All American wrestler, undefeated Ryan Bader, the TUF 8 winner will look to keep his winning streak on track. Coming off of a win over veterans Little Nog and Keith Jardine, Bader will have met his match in the wresting skills of Jones. Using the heavy hands that destroyed Keith Jardine, he will have to be at his best against Bones.