Tomorrow night the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes aim at Toronto, Ontario, Canada for its second offering to the city’s ravenous MMA community with UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida. Leading the way on the live Pay-Per-View broadcast is a featherweight battle between two former WEC stand-outs “The Machine” Mark Hominick (19-8) and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (11-3). Then, hometown fighter Claude Patrick (14-1) squares off with the always eccentric personality and often underrated skill set of Indiana native Brian Ebersole (43-14-1). Renowned light heavyweights “The People’s Champion” Tito Ortiz (16-9-1), previously dubbed “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, and “Little Nog” Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (18-5) take to the cage in an effort to revive their once lucrative careers. The co-main event features a heavyweight rematch between former champion Frank Mir (15-5) and “Minotauro” Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (33-6-1). Finally, the marquis event pits together two of the most technical strikers in the UFC, “Bones” Jon Jones (14-1) and “The Dragon” Lyoto Machida (17-2), with Jones’ 205lbs. title up for grabs.
Below, the MMA Gospel staff takes a stab at determining how the UFC’s most recent effort may unfold in front of its ever-growing, worldwide audience.