“UFC on Versus: Jones vs. Matyushenko” took place Sunday night inside the San Diego Sports Arena in Southern California.
A light heavyweight scrap between fast-rising Jon Jones and journeyman Vladimir Matyushenko headlined the freebie show. In addition, up-and-coming Mark Munoz took on Japanese sensation Yushin Okami in a pivotal middleweight affair in the evening’s co-main event.
Jones holds a dominant 10-1 professional record and was a 6-to-1 favorite to end “The Janitor’s” three-fight winning streak. Although a win over an opponent as accomplished as Matyushenko would bolster his resume, UFC president Dana White has stated the youngster is still a ways away from a title shot.
Here are the results from tonight’s fights:
Rob Kimmons Defeated Steve Steinbeiss via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Charles Oliveira Defeated Darren Elkins via Submission (Armbar) at 0:41 in the 1stRound
Brian Stann Defeated Mike Massenzio via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:10 in the 3rdRound
Igor Pokrajac Defeated James Irvin via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:29 in the 1stRound
Matt Riddle Defeated DaMarques Johnson via TKO (Punches) at 4:29 in the 2ndRound
Jacob Volkmann Defeated Paul Kelly via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Takanori Gomi Defeated Tyson Griffin via Knockout at 1:04 in the 1stRound
Jake Ellenberger Defeated John Howard via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) in the 3rdRound
Yushin Okami Defeated Mark Munoz via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jon Jones Defeated Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO at 1:52 in the 1stRound