("Bones" and "Osteoporosis" warm up before UFC 100. Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle.)
According to reports on MMA Madness and The Garv, UFC light-heavyweights Jon Jones and Matt Hamill have agreed to face each other on the main card of the TUF 10 Finale (December 5th, Las Vegas). One of MMA’s most exciting prospects, Jones (9-0) most recently submitted Jake O’Brien at UFC 100, following decision wins over Andre Gusmao and Stephan Bonnar. Hamill (6-2) could be Bones’s toughest test yet. The TUF 3 vet has won back-to-back fights since his loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 88, scoring a TKO over Reese Andy at UFC 92 and a devastating head kick KO of Mark Munoz at UFC 96. It will be the first of a new four-fight deal for Jon Jones, who’s now splitting his time between Tristar Gym and Greg Jackson’s camp.
In other booking news, UFC 106 (November 21st, Las Vegas) will host a welterweight brawl between Marcus Davis (16-5) and Ben Saunders (7-1-2). Both fighters are coming off of losses at UFC 99, with Davis dropping a split-decision against Dan Hardy and Ben Saunders getting starched by Mike Swick. Davis also has a loss to Swick on his record — a unanimous decision at UFC 85 — but he was able to go the distance with a jacked-up shoulder; the MMAth suggests that Davis should take this one.
— MMA veteran set to make his UFC return at UFC 106 against John "Doomsday" Howard (12-4). Both fighters are riding five-fight win streaks. While in the UFC, Howard has scratched out split-decision victories against Chris Wilson and Tamdan McCrory.
— Dan Miller has been forced out of next Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 19 show due to an infection; replacing him in his scheduled fight against CB Dollaway will be UFC newcomer Jay Silva.