UFC Champ Jon Jones Will Take Part in 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones will participate in the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 8 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Jones will be joined by many celebrities from music, television and sports alongside former Kansas City Royals greats and Baseball Hall of Famers in the star-studded event.

“Modern Family” Emmy Award winner and Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet; Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel; and University of Kansas Men’s Basketball Head Coach Bill Self are scheduled to participate alongside Golden Globe winner and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm; Chord Overstreet from “Glee”; American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart; “Desperate Housewives” actor James Denton; captain of the US National Soccer team Carlos Bocanegra; actor and comedian Horatio Sanz; country music artist David Nail; American Idol winner, David Cook, who used to work at the Stadium Club in Kauffman Stadium; Paul Dimeo from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”; and USA Softball’s hurler Jennie Finch.

Past MLB stars also are schedule to participate, including former Royals greats George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney plus Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield as well as perennial All-Stars Joe Carter and Mike Piazza.

Jones, who holds a 16-1 career record, is next scheduled to fight on Sept. 1 against former UFC champion Dan Henderson in Las Vegas. Jones has defeated former UFC lightweight champions in each of his last four fights. Three of those victories came via TKO, knockout or submission.

The 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game is part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week and Taco Bell All-Star Sunday. The event will be televised in HD by ESPN immediately following the State Farm Home Run Derby on Monday, July 9.

The Game will also be available on ESPN3.com, ESPN Mobile TV and via the WatchESPN app.

For more information, follow the All-Star Game on Twitter, @allstargame, or visit www.AllStarGame.com.

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