With UFC 172 set to go off this Saturday April 26, in Baltimore, the hype of the main event is kicking up a notch. UFC light-heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones will look to defend his title against the streaking knockout artist Glover Teixeira. The fight will mark the first time that ‘Bones’ has stepped back in the octagon since his thrilling five round affair with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165.
He faces in Teixeira a heavy-handed, hungry contender with a tendency to finish fights quickly. Unbeaten in nine years, G-Tex will look to solidify his position as the best 205-pounder on the globe, but he faces the most elite athlete that the division has ever created. Jones is tough, has shown he can take a punch, and is a consummate professional.
Along with his physical advantages (reach and height), Jones has proved to be a very well rounded fighter. Will Teixeira have what it takes to finish the reign of Jon Jones? Time will tell, for the mean time check out the official UFC 172 extended preview video above.