“UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” took place Saturday night inside the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was looking to make his second successful title defense when he met Lyoto Machida in the night’s featured attraction. A heavyweight rematch between former champs Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira served as the co-main event.
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
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John Cholish Defeated Mitch Clarke via TKO (Strikes) at 4:36 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: A sparring session to start the night, with both fighters landing minimal shots. Clarke gets a hold of his back and tries for a takedown, but Cholish rolls and attempts a knee bar. Cholish ends up in top position, though allows him back up. Cholish, 10-9.
2ndRound: Cholish lands a right hand and follows up with a leg kick. Clarke fends off a takedown attempt. Cholish connects on back-to-back right hands. He continues to beat Clarke to the punch. Cholish gets a takedown. They scramble and Cholish takes his back and is laying the lumber. It’s a wrap.
Jake Hecht Defeated Rich Attonito via TKO (Strikes) at 1:10 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Attonito secures a takedown and lands in half-guard. Hecht remains active off his back, looking for submissions. Attonito doing a good job with his ground-and-pound. Attonito, 10-9.
2ndRound: Hecht lands a left and Attonito responds with a right. Attonito working hard for a takedown, but eats two big elbows and drops to the canvas. Hecht pounces and is bringing the pain. Referee Josh Rosenthal has seen enough and pulls Hecht off his wounded opponent.
Mark Bocek Defeated Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
1stRound: Bocek comes out aggressive and connects with knees to the body while in the clinch. Bocek plants Lentz on his back. Lentz almost catches the jiu jitsu black belt in a guillotine choke. Bocek, 10-9.
2ndRound: Bocek slips while attempting a head kick and has Lent’z crotch on the back of his head. Bocek tosses him to the ground and lands in Lentz’s full-guard. Bocek unleashing some GnP while trying to set up submissions. Lentz almost got him again with a guillotine choke. Bocek, 10-9.
3rdRound: Bocek has him on the ground in less than 30 seconds. Lentz gets to his feet and tags him with an uppercut. Bocek scores another takedown. Lentz has done a great job all night of preventing him from advancing position on the mat. Bocek, 10-9.
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Yves Jabouin Defeated Walel Watson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
1stRound: Jabouin tags him with a right hand. Watson misses on a spinning back-fist and eats a right for his troubles. Jabouin notches a takedown for a brief moment. Jabouin, 10-9.
2ndRound: Jabouin has landed a couple of good shots, but not much damage inflicted by either fighter. Fairly slow pace for a bantamweight affair. Jabouin nails him with a spinning back-fist and follows up with a takedown. However, Watson catches him in a guillotine choke on the way down but can’t finish. Jabouin, 10-9.
3rdRound: Jabouin tags him with a solid leg kick. Watson has been flashy with his strikes, but hasn’t been able to impose his significant reach advantage. Watson takes him down and is going for a d’arce choke. Watson, 10-9 but loses the fight, 29-28.
Dennis Hallman Defeated John Makdessi via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:58 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Hallman immediately gets Makdessi to the canvas. Hallman is all business and instantly advances to his back with both hooks in. Makdessi now rolls over and gives up full mount. Hallman gets his back again and locks in a rear-naked choke. Makdessi is forced to cry uncle.
Hallman apologized for missing weight, but said he intends to remain at lightweight.
Constantinos Philippou Defeated Jared Hamman via KO (Punches) at 3:11 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Hamman gets denied on a takedown attempt and eats two big punches for his troubles. Philippou floors him with another pair of bombs and goes in for the kill. He attempts a rear-naked choke, but Hamman escapes and they are back on their feet. Hamman is nailed with another big right and several more vicious shots. Game over.
Igor Pokrajac Defeated Krzysztof Soszynski via KO (Punches) at :35 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Pokrajac is flinging heavy leather early and clocks Soszynski with a big left. Pokrajac is unloading bombs and quickly disposes of his light heavyweight counterpart. Soszynski is unconscious when the bout is called.
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Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung Defeated Mark Hominick via TKO (Punches) at :07 in the 1stRound
1stRound: After touching gloves, Hominick immediately and recklessly goes after his opponent. Jung floors him with a right and pounces. “The Korean Zombie” unloads a barrage of bombs and the scrap is called.
Just in case you were wondering, Hominick was a 4.5-to-1 favorite.
Brian Ebersole Defeated Claude Patrick via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
1stRound: A lot of clinching in the opening minutes. Patrick lands a knee to the midsection. Patrick attempts an arm-in guillotine choke but gives it up. They are back to their feet and Ebersole is on the attack. Close round to score. Ebersole, 10-9.
2ndRound:Patrick chases him around for the first minute. Ebersole fends off a takedown attempt. Ebersole has him pressed against the fence and hits him with an elbow as they separate. Patrick doing a good job of avoiding the takedown. A ton of clinching in this stanza. Patrick now has him clinched against the fence. Patrick lands a couple of punches in the clinch. Another tough round to score, Patrick, 10-9.
3rdRound: Ebersole working hard for a takedown and finally lands it. Patrick gets to his feet for a brief moment but is slammed back to the canvas. They are standing again and Ebersole has him clinched against the cage. Patrick tries a d’arce choke but can’t finish. He lands a couple of punches before they head back to the ground. Patrick attempts another d’arce as the horn blares. Each round could have gone either way. Patrick, 10-9 and sweeps, 30-27.
Lorenzo Fertitta just tweeted, “Bad Decision.”
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Defeated Tito Ortiz via TKO (Strikes) at 3:15 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Both light heavyweights come out firing. Ortiz attempts a takedown for a second. He scores with some dirty boxing in the clinch. Nogueira lands a big left hook. He drops Ortiz with a violent knee to the body and follows him to the canvas. Nogueira is pounding Ortiz’s body. Little Nog is relentless with his GnP. Game. Set. Match, Nogueira.
Ortiz has one fight remaining on his UFC contract and he says he would like to honor it. “The People’s Champ” has only won once in his last eight fights.
Frank Mir Defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via Submission (Kimura) at 3:38 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Nogueira lands several quick jabs and has him clinched against the fence. Mir connects on a knee to the body. Mir trips him to the mat for a brief moment. Nogueira tags him with two elbows. Nogueira drops him with some shots to the dome and tries a guillotine choke. Mir recovers and locks in a kimura. Nogueira is forced to tap. It appears he broke Big Nog’s right arm.
Going for the guillotine may have cost Nogueira the fight. He should have kept hitting a dazed Mir in the head instead of attempting the submission.
Jon Jones Defeated Lyoto Machida via Submission (Guillotine) at 4:26 in the 2ndRound (Jones retains UFC light heavyweight title)
1stRound: Machida lands a leg kick and Jones returns the favor. Machida just misses with a big right hand. Machida tags him with a solid body kick. Machida clips him with a powerful left. Machida scores again with a kick to the midsection. Machida, 10-9.
2ndRound: Machida’s elusiveness appears to have Jones a bit hesitant. Jones kicks him in the body, but Machida forges ahead with a flurry. Nothing really landed for Machida, though. Jones nails him with a big right and gets an easy takedown. Jones cuts him open in the forehead with a big elbow and time is called. Game on. Jones drops him with a left and locks in a standing guillotine choke as “The Dragon” tries to get to his feet. Machida refuses to tap and goes to sleep.