UFC president Dana White announced today via Twitter that UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will defend his title for the second time on December 10 in the main event of UFC 140 at the at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto when he takes on Lyoto Machida.
What’s interesting about the bout is that Machida is 1-2 in his past three fights including back-to-back losses to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He won his last bout against Randy Couture in the UFC’s first show in Toronto in April, but considering the fact that Couture retired after the bout, you wouldn’t think the win would equate to a title shot.
That’s not to say that the bout won’t be an entertaining one or that “The Dragon’s” unorthodox karate won’t present a challenge for Jones. It should be a great fight and the only person who likely won’t be looking forward to it is Evans, especially if Lyoto wins.