“UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida” takes place this evening at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fighting in the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his title against former champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. In the co-main event, former heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will clash in a rematch from a Dec. 2008 bout in which Mir stopped Nogueira the first time in his career via second round TKO.
UFC 140 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida by submission (standing guillotine choke) Rd 1 (4:26)
- Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (3:38)
- Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO (body punches) Rd 1 (3:15)
- Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Chan Sung Jung def. Mark Hominick via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:07)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ION Television)
- Igor Pokrajac def. Krzysztof Soszynski via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:35)
- Constantinos Philippou def. Jared Hamman via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:11)
- Dennis Hallman def. John Makdessi by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (2:58)
- Yves Jabouin def. Walel Watson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Mark Bocek def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Jake Hecht def. Rich Attonito via TKO (punches and elbows) Rd 2 (1:10)
- John Cholish def. Mitch Clarke via TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:36)
UFC 140 play-by-play:
(155) John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman
Round 1 – It’s been a long long time since Hallman fought at lightweight and one of the reasons he missed weight for this fight. Hallman shoots from way out, ties Makedessi up against the cage. Struggling for the takedown. Makdessi grabbed the fence twice to prevent the takedown but eventually gets taken down and Hallman softens him up with several punches. He has Makdessi’s back with both hooks in. A terrible position for Makdessi. He flattens him out, big punches and hammerfists to the side of the head. Makdessi gives him his neck. Makdessi spins around and is now fully mounted by Hallman. Big right hands from Hallman. Left hands from Hallman, right hands as Makdessi holds on. Hallman lands several big elbows and more punches. Makdessi gives up his back. Hallman sinks in the choke and this fight is over. Complete absolute domination. Now he just needs to make weight. That was the 67th win for Hallman, his 33rd submission win. — Hallman said after the fight, “Thank you Jesus, please come quick because we’re barely holding on here.” He also said there should be an asterisk by this win as he didn’t make weight. He also said he plans to stay at lightweight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dennis Hallman def. John Makdessi by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (2:58)
(185) Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou
Round 1 – Big John is the ref. Leg kick from Hamman. Inside leg kick from Hamman. Again. Left hook from Philippou. Leg kick again, one, two counter from Philippou and lands a right again. Hanman shoots, shoved aside and eats a nice shot from Philippou. Leg kick from Hamman knocks Philippou off balance. Left hook from Philippou. Leg kick from Hamman but gets countered with a one two and he goes down. Philippou pounces with punches, goes for a D’arce but Hamman is free and back up and amazingly looks fine. Hamman goes for another leg kick but Philippou has his timing figured out and drops him again with a big punch. Philippou lets him up and Phhilippou puts him on queer street with another shot, lands one more punch and Hamman goes down face first and Big John saves him from any further punishment. Philippou said afterward that he’s been working with Ray Longo on countering Hamman’s low kicks for months.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Constantinos Philippou def. Jared Hamman via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:11)
(205) Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Igor Pokrajac
Round 1 – K-Sos with a big smile as his name is called. Yves Lavigne is the ref. Right jab from K-Sos snaps Igor’s head back. Pokrajac fires back though with a left hook, then a right that puts K-Sos on the retreat and he backs up to the cage. Pokrajac attacks, K-Sos falls to the ground and Pokrajac swarms on him with punches and knocks K-Sos unconscious. Yves Lavigne saves him from further damage and calls for ice and water as K-Sos recovers consciousness. Total time: 35 seconds. Wow!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Igor Pokrajac def. Krzysztof Soszynski via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:35)
(145) Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung
Round 1 – Hominick’s first fight without Coach Tompkins in his corner. Oh my god, Jung connects fast and early, Hominick goes down ant this fight is over in what is one of the fastest KOs in UFC history. Hominick missed a left hook and Jung swarmed on him, drops him with a right and lands three or four more on the button and Herb Dean is forced to save him. Amazing. Seven (7) seconds flat. – The Korean Zombie apologized for hurting a Canadian and said he loved Canadians. Hominick said he just got too hyped up. The KO ties Todd Duffee’s 7-second KO for fastest knockout in UFC history.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chan Sung Jung def. Mark Hominick via knockout (punches) Rd 1 (:07)
(170) Claude Patrick vs. Brian Ebersole
Round 1 – Josh Rosenthal is the referee. Left misses from Ebersole. Right from Ebersolie, body kick, shoots, stuffed. Patrick grabs his neck, he gets free, clinch war, knees from Patrick still in the clinch. Ebersole pushes him to the cage. Hits his thigh. They move back away from the cage. Knee from Patrick. He pushes Ebersole to the cage. Ebersole turns him around. Knee from Patrick to the body. Ebersole drops levels for the takedown and gets his head caught in a guillotine. Ebersole gives a thumbs up and seems okay and just lets Patrick use up his strength. Patrick lets it go. And Ebersole is now on top, Patrick gets to his feet. Body kick from Ebersole. Right hand. checks a leg kick. Right left right from Ebersole, left to the body. They tie up, Ebersole drops levels. Patrick defends as they tie up. Knee from Patrick. Ebersole pushing him to the cage. Knee from Patrick, hammerfists to the thigh from Ebersole. Patrick with some rabbit punches. PMN scores the round 10-9 Ebersole.
Round 2 – After Ebersole’s corner gives him some advice he says, “Okay, see ya soon.” Right hand from Ebersole. Patrick chasing him around the cage. Eberole escapes a takedown attempt. They tie up. Left from Patrick, and a knee. Ebersole pushes him to the cage, drops levels, no dice. Nice elbow on the break from Ebersole, he shoots, pushes Patrick to the cage. Rabbit punches from Patrick. Good takedown defense from Patrick. Elbow from Patrick to the face. Clinch war. Elbow from Ebersole on the break. Patrick shoots, stuffed. Ebersole pushes him to the cage. Clinch war. Knee from Ebersole to the body. They separate. Body kick from Patrick. Ebersole kicks low, Patrick catches it, pushes him to the cage. Foot stomp. Knee from Patrick to the body. This is a grueling, grinding, tiring fight. Clinch war, Ebersole turns him to the cage. Body shots. They separate. Body kick from Ebersole. Patrick lands a couple nice left hands, shoots, stuffed. Ebersole pushes him to the cage. Close round. PMN scores it 10-9 Patrick.
Round 3 – Ebersole shoots from outside, stuffed. still going, relentless and finally puts Patrick on his back (almost looked like he pulled guard). Palm strikes to the head from Patrick. Patrick is a wizard on the ground. He gets to his feet. Ebersole gets a body lock and slams him back down, lands in side control. Patrick gets to his feet but Ebersole has his back and drags him down. Ebersole on his back with no hooks though and Patrick gets to his feet. Patrick turns around forward now and Ebersole pushes him to the cage, clinch game as Ebersole grabs a single. Patrick grabs a keylock type position and drops to the ground with Ebersole but loses it. He grabs a choke and goes for it but Ebersole is loose and back to his feet. They start exchanging big shots with Patrick getting the better of the punches. Ebersole shoots and Patrick goes for a D’arce choke. Loses it and Ebersole ends up on top as the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Patrick and the fight 29-28 for Patrick but it was very close and the judges could give it to Ebersole for Octagon control.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
(205) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz
Round 1 – Both these guys have a whole lot riding on this fight. This is a career defining moment for both fighters. Yves Lavigne is the ref. They take the center. Wide stance from Tito. Body kick and punches from Tito. Nog fires back. Tito shoots, puts Nog to the cage. Leaning on him. Knees to the body from Tito. Left hand from Nog in the clinch. Knee from Tito. Dirty boxing. Right from Tito. Nog hurts Tito, backs him against the cage. Big left from Nog. A knee puts Tito on his back. Nog tries to finish. Tito gets full guard. He covers up as Nog throws elbows. Tito with full guard, throws up his legs. Chants of Tito. Nog throwing a ton of strikes but Tito is blocking most of them. Body shots, punches and elbows from Nog. Ref tells Tito to do something but he doesn’t. Nog pounds him out with body shots. Tito gets to his knees and winces very badly in pain and can’t get up. He may have broken a rib. He came out very strong but just took a big left to start with and then a big knee to the ribs dropped him. Nog was relentless with elbows to the ribs as well as punches, big big punches and it was just too much.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO (punches and elbows to the body) Rd 1 (3:15)
Tito said he’s going to take a little time off, he has one more fight on his contract and hopes Dana and Lorenzo will let him fight one more to go out with a win.
(HW) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir
Round 1 – Mir is wearing a big knee brace. Herb Dean is the ref. Nice jab from Nog. Nog ties him up, pushes him to the cage. Uses some dirty boxing on Mir, landing right hands from the clinch. Mir turns him around, knee to the body. Nog pushes him to the cage, knee, Mir turns him back around. Body punch from Mir, knee from Nog. Nog turns him around, knee. Mir puts him on his back and is on top in half guard. Nog gets right up puts Mir to the cage. Elbow from Nog, big right hand and big elbow. Knee to the face and a left. He drops Mir with a couple big shots. He locks on a D’arce. Mir rolls and gets on top. Mir has side control and locks on a kimura. They roll all the way over as he doesn’t have body control. They roll all the way over and Mir still has the kimura, he cranks it deep deep and Nog taps out. Replay show Mir breaking the arm. In the first fight he knocked Nog out and now he just tapped him out. The only better win Mir could possibly get over Nog than stopping him via TKO is stopping him with a submission. He was the first person to knock Nog out and now has become the first person to ever submit Nog. The replay shows Nog’s arm become a useless twig after being completely snapped at the shoulder.
Frank Mir gets my submission of the year award — hands down! — Mir absolutely classy in the win and says this takes nothing away from Nogueira. What makes this win even more impressive is that Nog rocked Mir, wobbled him on the feet before it went to the ground. Awesome fight and comeback performance from Mir. At one point Rogan said (thought) Mir was knocked out on the ground.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submission (kimura) Rd 1 (3:38)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida
Round 1 – Jones has a 10.5 inch reach advantage. That is one area that makes him so difficult to deal with. Big John is the ref. Jones came into the ring dancing around, looking very comfortable — just maybe too comfortable. Maybe not. Never underestimate an jungle-dwelling Brazilian urine drinker karate master… I’m tellin ya. Buffer gives the intro. Face-off… Jones stares at Lyoto’s feet, touch gloves. Here we go kids — Jones on all fours. Crawls out, one hand down. Jones misses a leg kick and a jumping side kick. Left hook and a right he misses too. Misses a right hook and a spinning back kick. Inside leg kick from Machida. Leg kick from Jones. Again. Machida gets off balance. Machida staying on the outside. Kick to the knee from Jones. Nice left from Machida counters a leg kick. Jones misses a spinning kick. Machida lands a left lunging forward. This is the style he will need to use. My fingers are sweating. Jones misses a leg kick as Machida gets out of the way. Big straight left from Machida backs Jones up. You could hear it. Jones misses an overhand right, lands a leg kick. Jones misses a right, Machida counters. He rocks Jones with a left right as Jones tries to play Anderson Silva. Nice kick to the body from Machida. Jones misses another spinning kick and a head kick and a body kick. Misses them all. Lyoto has been doing this his whole life. Jones hason’t. PMN scores round 1 for Machida 10-9.
Round 2 – Replay shows a huge left from Lyoto knock Jones back. Lyoto shows a front kick to the face. Jones misses a leg kick Machida lands one. Jones misses a spinning kick. Head kick from Jones misses. Misses a front kick and a right. Leg kick from Machida. He checks a Jones kick. Jones being very tentative. Lands a light leg kick. Body kick from Jones and Machida counters nicely with a punch or two. Big right from Jones on the chin and Machida walks through it. Big takedown from Jones. Lands an elbow. Machida is bleeding. Machida trying to get up and does. He’s bleeding badly. Ref calls time to check the cut. It’s a huge gash but they let it go. Ref puts them back in the clinch. Knee to the body from Jones. They square up as Jones misses an elbow on the break. Big left from Machida, Jones lands one at the same time. Jones locks Machida in a standing guillotine choke and drops Machida to the ground unconscious. Very very impressive victory. The most impressive of his career in my opinion. Brutal and sick!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida by submission (standing guillotine choke) Rd 1 (4:26)