It seems like only yesterday that Jon Jones was seen as a rising star that might or might not have what it took to hang with the light heavyweight division’s elite talent. Now, with a 2011 behind him for the record books, few can argue he is legitimately the top fighter in MMA after finding success in his latest challenge tonight against a man who was once in a similar position as him regarding both his status as a title-holder and buzz-worthy competitor – Lyoto Machida.
Jones and Machida met in the main event at UFC 140 where “Bones” took the Brazilian’s best early before dropping him in the second round, then locking in a Standing Guillotine Choke shortly thereafter and putting “The Dragon” to sleep to pick up the victory.
Also scheduled for this evening’s festivities were a pair of fights between a quartet of relative legends with Tito Ortiz taking on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Frank Mir mixing it up with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. “Little Nog” was able to put Ortiz away, damaging him with body shots and eventually pounding him out for the victory, while “Minotauro” nearly came away with a win against Mir after hurting him with strikes in the opening moments of their bout only to find himself locked in a Kimura a few minutes later and having his arm broken as a result.
Check out a full list of UFC 140 results below:
John Cholish def. Mitch Clarke via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Jake Hecht def. Rich Attonito via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Mark Bocek def. Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision
Yves Jabouin def. Walel Watson via Split Decision
Dennis Hallman def. John Makdessi via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Constantinos Philippou def. Jared Hamman via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Igor Pokrajac def. Krzysztof Soszynski via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Chan Sung Jung def. Mark Hominick via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via Split Decision
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via Submission Round 1 (Kimura)
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via Technical Submission Round 2 (Standing Guillotine Choke)