UFC 165 Kicks Off Title Tilt Season: Jones and Barao Look to Defend Straps
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been working overtime of late, promoting four events as well as unveiling the 18th season of flagship reality series The Ultimate Fighter. This increase in fights has been met with mixed reviews, but for the remainder of 2013, the UFC has lined up its best, putting eight of its nine titles on the line in the next three months, beginning this Saturday, September 21, when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his belt for a record-setting sixth time against Alexander Gustafsson, and interim bantamweight king Renan Barao takes on challenger Eddie Wineland.
With champions Cain Velasquez (heavyweight, 10/19), Georges St. Pierre (welterweight, 11/16), Demetrious Johnson (flyweight, 11/30), Anthony Pettis (lightweight, 12/14), Chris Weidman (middleweight, 12/28), and Ronda Rousey (women's bantamweight, 12/28) all set to defend their titles before the end of the year, the UFC has put together an impressive lineup of fights cards, but befor
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