Jones vs. Sonnen Fight Card: Which Fight Stole the Show at UFC 159?

Andrew Saunders@SaundersMMACorrespondent IIApril 28, 2013

Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Jim Miller (blue and red shorts) competes against Pat Healy (black shorts) during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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UFC 159 didn't deliver the sort of action that fans have come to expect from the Zuffa boys.

A series of peculiar finishes and lackluster action lessened a night of fights that certainly could have been more entertaining. However, there were definitely highlights throughout the evening.

So, which fight stole the show?

Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones was the one-sided pummeling that the world expected to witness, and although the injury to Jones' toe will forever be scarred into our brains, the fight itself was fairly forgettable.

With Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher ending on a sour note due to an eye poke, that fight is out of the running as well.

Just prior to that matchup, the heavyweights found themselves on the highlight reel when Roy Nelson blasted Cheick Kongo with a big right hand that left the Frenchman wondering where he was. It was enough to be the KO of the Night, but there was better action earlier on the card.

The show kicked off with a bang when featherweights Steven Siler and Kurt Holobaugh went to war on the Facebook prelims. Siler looked as if he would earn a quick finish in the first round, but Holobaugh was tough enough to survive.

Although a thriller, this fight doesn't take top honors due to its lack of visibility on the card. Instead, the bout that stole the card is none other than Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy.

Fight of the Night honors went to the lightweights who nearly went three full rounds before Healy pulled off the upset by securing a rear-naked choke on a jiu-jitsu wizard.

This matchup was one of the few highlights on a night that lacked excitement overall.