“UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson” is officially underway inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The seven preliminary bouts were filled with thrilling finishes, with several scraps ending within the opening round. Although plenty of fighters posted impressive performances, tonight may have marked Michael McDonald’s (Pictured) coming out party.
It took the up-and-comer all of 56 seconds to put Alex Soto to sleep in their bantamweight matchup.
The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT. A light heavyweight contest between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson headlines the show.
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Here are the early results from UFC 139:
Danny Castillo Defeated Shamar Bailey via TKO (Strikes) at 4:52 in the 1stRound
Seth Baczynski Defeated Matt Brown via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at :42 in the 2ndRound
Miguel Torres Defeated Nick Pace via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gleison Tibau Defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Weidman Defeated Tom Lawlor via Submission (D’arce Choke) at 2:07 in the 1stRound
Michael McDonald Defeated Alex Soto via KO (Strikes) at :56 in the 1stRound
Ryan Bader Defeated Jason Brilz via KO (Punch) at 1:17 in the 1stRound
Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Rick Story vs. Martin Kampmann
Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le
Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua