Paul Abell, US PRESSWIRE
While the bizarre cancellation of UFC 151 will inevitably be remembered as a low-point in the nearly 20-year history of the UFC, at least one positive emerged from the wreckage: UFC 152 became one of the most stacked cards of 2012. Now headlined by a pair of championship fights -- Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort for the light heavyweight title and Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson for the inaugural flyweight title -- and a potential top contenders bout between middleweights Michael Bisping and Brian Stann, the event boasts the most intriguing top-to-bottom pay-per-view in recent memory.
Fresh from a destruction of Rashad Evans, the 25-year-old Jones puts his belt on the line as a historically massive favorite over short-notice replacement Belfort, who last competed at 205 pounds five years ago. Likewise, Vegas oddsmakers have tabbed Benavidez, who has long been considered the uncrowned king of 125 pounds, as nearly a 3-to-1 favorite to defeat "Mighty Mouse."
UFC 152 takes place September 22, 2012 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The complete UFC 152 fight card can be found below, as can the available betting lines for the top three fights.
Pay-Per-View Main Card (7 p.m. MT)
Jon Jones (-800) vs. Vitor Belfort (+500)
Joseph Benavidez (-300) vs. Demetrious Johnson (+220)
Michael Bisping (-180) vs. Brian Stann (+150)
Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett
Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson