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Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader Official for UFC 126 on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas

The anticipated matchup between rising light heavyweights Jon Jones and Ryan Bader is now official for “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” on February 5 in Las Vegas after the fight between two of the UFC’s top prospects was put in doubt earlier this month.

The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Bader (12-0) topped Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at September’s UFC 119 for his fifth-straight UFC win, while Jones (12-1) is coming off back-to-back first-round TKOs of Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko.

The UFC 126 fight card is headlined by middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort and also features Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin.

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Pictured: Ryan Bader


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