Jon Jones defends UFC light heavyweight title vs. Chael Sonnen on April 27 in Newark

Jon Jones can't fight in his home state of New York, so its next-door neighbor will have to do.

The UFC's light heavyweight champion will return to the city and venue he won his title at when he defends his belt against Chael Sonnen on April 27. UFC officials on Monday announced that bout will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Though the event has not yet been given a number, it is expected to be a pay-per-view card.

Though the UFC had announced a date for the Jones-Sonnen fight this past month, a venue and city had not been announced.

The UFC on Monday also announced its four-card schedule for the FOX network, including a Jan. 26 show in Chicago, plus an international FUEL TV show in February.
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