|UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen|
The poster for UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||April 27, 2013|
|City||Newark, New Jersey|
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.
|Light Heavyweight||Jon Jones (c)||def.||Chael Sonnen||TKO (punches and elbows)||1||4:33||[a]|
|Middleweight||Michael Bisping||def.||Alan Belcher||Technical Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||4:29||[b]|
|Heavyweight||Roy Nelson||def.||Cheick Kongo||KO (punches)||1||2:03|
|Light Heavyweight||Phil Davis||def.||Vinny Magalhaes||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Pat Healy||vs.||Jim Miller||No Contest||3||4:02||[c]|
|Preliminary Card (FX)|
|Lightweight||Rustam Khabilov||def.||Yancy Medeiros||TKO (thumb injury)||1||2:32|
|Light Heavyweight||Ovince Saint Preux||def.||Gian Villante||Technical Decision (majority) (30–28, 30–29, 29–29)||3||0:33||[d]|
|Women's Bantamweight||Sara McMann||def.||Sheila Gaff||TKO (punches)||1||4:06|
|Bantamweight||Bryan Caraway||def.||Johnny Bedford||Submission (guillotine choke)||3||4:44|
|Preliminary Card (Facebook)|
|Featherweight||Cody McKenzie||def.||Leonard Garcia||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Steven Siler||def.||Kurt Holobaugh||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
- For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
- Bout was stopped at 4:29 of round 3 as Bisping inadvertently poked Belcher in the eye, rendering him unable to continue.
- Originally ruled a Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) victory for Healy, result overturned due to testing positive for marijuana.
- Bout was stopped at 0:33 of round 3 as Saint Preux inadvertently poked Villante in the eye, rendering him unable to continue.
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: Bryan Caraway ^
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- "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
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- Staff (2013-03-19). "With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- Staff (2013-04-12). "Al Iaquinta also injured, fight pulled from UFC 159 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
- Staff (2013-04-22). "Erik Perez out, Johnny Bedford now meets Bryan Caraway at UFC 159". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
- Staff (2013-04-27). "Nick Catone vs. James Head pulled from tonight's UFC 159 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Staff (2013-04-27). "UFC 159 bonuses: Roy Nelson, Pat Healy and Jim Miller score $65,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Staff (2013-05-15). "After failed marijuana test, UFC's Pat Healy loses at least $130,000 in bonuses". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Staff (2013-05-15). "Bryan Caraway awarded Pat Healy's $65K 'Submission of the Night' bonus". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.