UFC's Jones Will Defend LHW Title Against Teixeira in Baltimore

January 11, 2014 0 Comments

The long-delayed matchup between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira finally has a solid date and an unusual venue. The fight will take place on April 26 at the Baltimore Arena, the half-century old, 14,000-seat venue close to the city's Inner Harbor. The city-owned arena has transitioned through many names and tenants, including the NBA's Baltimore Bullets, the ABA's Baltimore Claws and Baltimore Hustlers, and indoor soccer and lacrosse. For the much of the last decade, city officials have devised plans to demolish the building. But the resilient structure still stands.

The fight is the only matchup announced for UFC 172 thus far. Given that injuries pushed the fight off the cards of UFC 169, UFC 170, and UFC 171, UFC 172's announced main event may be better thought of as TBD.

Teixeira enters UFC 172 on a twenty fight winning streak. The Brazilian holds notable wins over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Ryan Bader, but most of the victories compiled during those nine years without a loss come over forgettable competition. The title defense will be Jones's seventh, a record for the UFC's light heavyweight strap.

The UFC champion's older brother, Arthur Jones, plays defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens, which may explain the UFC's first foray into the Baltimore market. As of late, the promotion's pay-per view cards have alternated between Las Vegas, major international cities, and a main-event fighter's hometown, with an occasional random major-media market hosting.







Also in News

WATCH: Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer (March 7, 2017)
WATCH: Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer (March 7, 2017)

March 07, 2017 0 Comments

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer briefs the press from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Monday afternoon.

Continue Reading →

READ: Republicans Unveil The New Obamacare Replacement Bill
READ: Republicans Unveil The New Obamacare Replacement Bill

March 06, 2017 0 Comments

You can read the read the entire replacement to the Affordable Cara Act below

Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Crying MSNBC Host Tells Viewers: 'We are all really nervous'...
VIDEO: Crying MSNBC Host Tells Viewers: 'We are all really nervous'...

March 06, 2017 0 Comments

President Donald Trump caused MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski to have a tearful breakdown on "Morning Joe".

Continue Reading →