UFC 128

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 19, 2011 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


This event was expected to take place in Abu Dhabi, returning to the United Arab Emirates for the second time after UFC 112.However, the organization scrapped the idea after a suitable location for the event could not be finalized in time, since the temporary venue that hosted UFC 112 had been dismantled.

A bout between Tito Ortiz and Antônio Rogério Nogueira, was linked to this event, but is now set to headline UFC Fight Night 24.

A bout between Brendan Schaub and Frank Mir was expected for this event. However, Schaub will now fight Mirko Filipović.

A bout between Chael Sonnen and Yoshihiro Akiyama was briefly reported but Sonnen was pulled from the fight and was then suspended by the UFC, calling the bout off altogether. Nate Marquardt will step in against Akiyama for Sonnen.

Following Jon Jones' victory over Ryan Bader at UFC 126, it was announced that Rashad Evans injured his knee during training. Jones was then told in his post-fight interview that the UFC wanted him to replace Evans in a fight against Mauricio Rua in the main event for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jones accepted, and the fight is now set for this event.

Quinton Jackson was originally offered the fight before Jon Jones. He declined the fight saying he would never take a fight with only a four week notice. He also stated that he currently weighed 250 pounds and would have to lose 45 pounds in that four week time period and would not have time to actually train.

  1. Mauricio Rua vs Jon Jones
    Mauricio Rua
    19-4-0 Record 12-1-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 4
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Rashad Evans
    Light Heavyweight Championship bout:
  2. Urijah Faber vs Eddie Wineland
    Urijah Faber
    24-4-0 Record 18-6-1
    5' 6" Height 5' 7"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    Eddie Wineland
    Bantamweight bout:
  3. Jim Miller vs Kamal Shalorus
    Jim Miller
    19-2-0 Record 7-0-2
    5' 8" Height 5' 8"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    71 Reach
    Kamal Shalorus
    Lightweight bout:
  4. Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Nate Marquardt
    Yoshihiro Akiyama
    13-3-0, 2NC Record 33-9-2
    5' 10" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    75 Reach 74
    Nate Marquardt
    Middleweight bout:
  5. Mirko Cro Cop vs Brendan Schaub
    Mirko Cro Cop
    27-8-2, 1NC Record 7-1-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 4"
    220lbs (100kg) Weight 240lbs (109kg)
    73 Reach
    Brendan Schaub
    Heavyweight bout:
  6. Luiz Cane vs Karlos Vemola
    Luiz Cane
    11-3-1 Record 8-1-0
    6' 2" Height 0
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 0lbs (0kg)
    77 Reach
    Karlos Vemola
    Light Heavyweight bout:
  7. Edson Barboza vs Anthony Njokuani
    Edson  Barboza
    7-0-0 Record 13-3-0
    5' 11" Height 6' 0"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Anthony Njokuani
    Lightweight bout:
  8. Ricardo Almeida vs Mike Pyle
    Ricardo Almeida
    13-3-0 Record 20-7-1
    6' 0" Height 6' 1"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    74 Reach
    Mike Pyle
    Welterweight bout:
  9. Kurt Pellegrino vs Gleison Tibau
    Kurt Pellegrino
    21-5-0 Record 31-7-0
    5' 8" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Reach 72
    Gleison Tibau
    Lightweight bout:
  10. Joseph Benavidez vs Ian Loveland
    Joseph Benavidez
    12-1-0 Record 14-7-0
    5' 4" Height 5' 8"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Ian Loveland
    Bantamweight bout:
  11. Manny Gamburyan vs Raphael Assuncao
    Manny Gamburyan
    13-6-0 Record 14-3-0
    5' 5" Height 5' 5"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    67 Reach
    Raphael Assuncao
    Featherweight bout:
  12. Dan Miller vs Nick Catone
    Dan Miller
    13-4-0, 1NC Record 8-2-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Reach 72
    Nick Catone
    Middleweight bout: