Ufc 165 is starting to come together with announcements galore coming from vegas this week, and many more to be expected.
The co-main has now been announced for Ufc 165, Sept 21, in Toronto.
Light Heavyweight title bout: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson
Bantamweight title bout: Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland
Lightweight bout: Myles Jury vs Mike Ricci
Bantamweight bout: Ivan Menjivar vs Norifumi Yamamoto
Lightweight bout: Mark Bocek vs Michel Prazeres
Welterweight bout: Chris Clements vs Stephen Thompson
Heavyweight bout:Nandor Guelmino vs Daniel Omielanczuk
7 out of 13, Jordan Mein, John Makdessi, Claude Patrick, are all candidates to have a fight on this card,
"An interim bantamweight title bout first scheduled for June will now co-headline Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Toronto this fall.
An industry source confirmed to Postmedia News on Wednesday that interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao would take on Eddie Wineland in the co-main event of UFC 165, scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Air Canada Centre.
The Barao-Wineland showdown was originally scheduled to headline UFC 161 in June, the company’s debut in Winnipeg. An injury to Barao forced him out of that event but he is once again healthy.
Barao (30-1, 1 NC), who beat Urijah Faber last July in Calgary to win the interim title, defended the belt in February against Michael McDonald. He is currently riding a 31-fight undefeated streak, the last 20 of which have been victories. Barao is 5-0 since his UFC debut in May 2011.
Wineland (20-8-1) has won two straight to earn the title shot, beating Scott Jorgensen last June and Brad Pickett in December.
The main event of UFC 165 will feature reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson. Jones (18-1) is looking to break the division record for most title defences he currently shares, at five, with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz.
“Jon Jones is re-writing the record book for the light heavyweight division,” said UFC president Dana White in a statement.
“This bout with Gustafsson is an awesome fight. Alex is a big man, plus he’s mean and hungry – and excited for the opportunity to fight Jones.”
Tickets for UFC 165 go on sale to the general public on July 11, and are priced at $450, $300, $200, $150, $95 and $75.
According to UFC's official rankings, which are generated by a media voting panel, interim champion Barao is ranked as the No. 1 contender to champion Dominick Cruz, who is currently sidelined following two knee surgeries. Wineland is the No. 4-ranked challenger, behind Barao, Faber and McDonald."
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"The UFC's September return to Toronto continues to fill out with a new pair of fights featuring two Canadians added to the bill.
Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will meet Michel Prazeres (16-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a lightweight bout, and Chris Clements (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) takes on Stephen Thopmson (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at welterweight.
Joe Ferraro of Canada's Sportsnet first brought word of the two new fight bookings, which subsequently were confirmed by UFC officials.
UFC 165 takes place Sept. 21 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view and features a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson.Prelims will air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook.
Bocek had a two-fight win streak snapped this past November when he dropped a unanimous decision to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 154 in Montreal. Prior to that, the Toronto native had back-to-back wins over Nik Lentz at UFC 140 and John Alessio at UFC 145. In his six years in the UFC, Bocek has fought in his native country six times with a 3-3 split record.
Prazeres made his UFC debut in May at UFC on FX 8 in his native Brazil, dropping a unanimous decision to Paulo Thiago at welterweight. That fight was the first loss of his pro career after a 16-0 start with eight submissions. He'll look to get back on the winning track with a drop to lightweight.
Ontario native Clements will fight for the first time in 14 months when he meets Thompson. At UFC 149 nearly a year ago in Calgary, he was submitted by Matthew Riddle in the third round. But that loss was overturned to a no-contest when Riddle tested positive for marijuana. Clements made his promotional debut at UFC 145 with a split-decision win over Keith Wisniewski to run his win streak to five fights.
"Wonderboy" Thompson in May got back in the win column with a unanimous decision victory over Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell in Las Vegas. In April 2012, Thompson, an elite-level kickboxer, lost for the first time in his pro career when Matt Brown took a decision from him at UFC 145. Injuries shelved him till the Burrell fight.