The highly coveted UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title is up for grabs yet against this Saturday night, as young gun “Bones” Jon Jones (12-1), still on a high from dominating and submitting then-undefeated top 205lbs. prospect “Darth” Ryan Bader (12-1) at UFC 126 last month, takes on PRIDE hero and reigning UFC light heavyweight champ “Shogun” Mauricio Rua (19-4) in the main event at UFC 128. The supporting acts feature an impressive gamut of old guard monarchs of MMA, former champions, and up-and-coming prospects with “The California Kid” Urijah Faber (24-4) taking on premier WEC Bantamweight Champion Eddie Wineland (17-6-1), “The Mongoose” Jim Miller (19-2) squaring off with “The Prince of Persia” Kamal Shalorus (7-0-2), New Jersey native Dan Miller (13-4) stepping in as a late replacement for “Sexyama” Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-4) and facing “The Great” Nate Marquardt (30-10-2), and last but certainly not least, famed kickboxer “Cro Cop” Mirko Filipovic (27-9-2) vs. The Ultimate Fighter 10 alumni “The Hybrid” Brendan Schaub (6-1).
UFC 128 already ensures that it is an event not soon to be forgotten. Below are the MMA Gospel staff’s picks for UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones – share your predictions with us, and come Saturday night, the MMA world will see who reigned supreme inside the Octagon at the UFC’s most recent effort.