UFC 172 Start Time: When and Where to Watch Jones vs. Teixeira

Artem Moshkovich@ArtemoshkovichFeatured ColumnistApril 25, 2014

Don't be misled by the recent news leading you in a dozen directions—during Saturday night's UFC 172 main event, the spotlight will be focused on light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as he seeks to continue his historic title run.

Will he keep the gold strap at 205? Will this seventh consecutive title defense against Glover Teixeira act as nothing more than a stepping stone on his path to securing the coveted title of greatest ever?

Or in a far more unpredictable twist—and certainly in spite of the odds stacked against him—can the Brazilian wade through Jones' reach long enough to land a killing blow?

Regardless of the outcome, the championship fight at UFC 172 isn't one you want to miss.

In the co-main event, Phil Davis will look to thwart Anthony Johnson, assuming he can somehow keep his mind off the champion.

"Rumble" has tremendous power on his feet, so if he's to secure the victory, Davis will need to execute a full MMA clinic to prevent Johnson from building any momentum.

Let's take a look at the entire fight card to really get a feel for what the evening has in store.

UFC 172: Full Fight Card and Start Times
Main CardPay-Per-View10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jonesvs.Glover Teixeira
Phil Davisvs.Anthony Johnson
Luke Rockholdvs.Tim Boetsch
Jim Millervs.Yancy Medeiros
Max Hollowayvs.Andre Fili
Televised Preliminary CardFox Sports 18 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Joseph Benavidezvs.Tim Elliott
Takanori Gomivs.Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Jessamyn Dukevs.Bethe Correia
Danny Castillovs.Charlie Brenneman
Online Preliminary CardUFC Fight Pass7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
Chris Bealvs.Patrick Williams
UFC.com

Fresh off his blitzkrieg knockout victory over Costas Philippou, Luke Rockhold will be squaring off against Tim Boetsch. Rockhold has the athleticism necessary for a repeat performance, whereas Boetsch has the kind of thumping power that can drop any fighter in his division.

Earlier in the main card, perennial fan favorite Jim Miller will seek to overwhelm Yancy Medeiros, a talented fighter but possibly not of the caliber necessary to avoid Miller's submission wizardry.

UFC 172: Main Card Predictions
Jon JonesdefeatsGlover Teixeira
Phil DavisdefeatsAnthony Johnson
Luke RockholddefeatsTim Boetsch
Jim MillerdefeatsYancy Medeiros
Andre FilidefeatsMax Holloway
Artem Moshkovich

With Jones front and center at UFC 172, the prelims are rather sparse.

Nonetheless, with fighters such as Joseph Benavidez, Takanori Gomi and Danny Castillo sprinkled throughout the undercard, fans are all but certain to get their money's worth from UFC 172.

Other than the championship fight, which bout are you anticipating most?

Be sure to check back with Bleacher Report for deep pre-fight and post-fight coverage come Saturday night.

 


Artem Moshkovich is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter for MMA news and more. 

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