Jon Jones lives up to hype with fourth frame submission of Quinton Jackson

UFC 135 met the public’s “Mile High” expectations by delivering some extremely exciting affairs including, of course, Jon Jones’ successful title-defense against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

“Fight of the Night” and $75,000 each went to the headliners after Jones locked in a Rear-Naked Choke in the fourth frame of his bout with Jackson. Jones improved his record to 14-1 with the victory though his only loss was the result of dominating an opponent too badly with a DQ defeat after landing an illegal elbow to an already-rocked Matt Hamill. The finish of “Rampage” was the first in more than five years.

Headliner aside, Nate Diaz won  “Submission of the Night” and the attached cash after tapping out Takanori Gomi with less than a minute remaining in the opening round of the bout. The win was Diaz’s tenth by way of submission.

Finally, “Knockout of the Night” was awarded to Josh Koscheck after stopping Matt Hughes with strikes a tick from the end of the first frame. It was Hughes’ second consecutive finish by way of strikes and may mark the end of his storied career.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

12 COMMENTS
  • HevyHitters says:

    Bones vs silva…make it happen now!!

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Why did Rampage keep looking at the ref in the 3rd? He got hit in the face and then with a leg kick and each time looked toward the ref like you do on a low blow.

    Earlier in the round he dropped his hands after a punch to the face and looked at Jones like he didn’t know why he punched him. Kinda strange. Not that it mattered just something I noticed.

    Looking forward to Bones/Rashad. Don’t think Rashad will do a whole lot better. He still has a huge reach disadvantage and will have to eat fists to get near a take down.

    Really not sure who has the tools to beat Bones. Machida might make an interesting fight but, he spends half his fights back-peddeling and would leave himself open to being hit while doing so.

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  • raker says:

    Jones was pawing his hand out, not really as a jab, but holding his lead hand way out keeping his range. Problem was that his hand was open and his fingers were right in Rampages face as he tried to advance. He was gonna get eye-poked.

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  • elsicilian says:

    Bones Jones dwarfed Rampage in the cage tonight … Anderson Silva’s a once-in-a-generation fighter for sure, but he couldn’t be expected to compete with a man that much bigger than him.

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  • Batman says:

    I wonder how much weight jones cuts he looks huge for 205

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  • raker says:

    I don’t think that Rashad stands much of a chance. He was getting beat by both Liddell and Griffin in the stand up game before landing a power shot but he won’t get close to hitting Jones. An extremely motivated Jones might make for an ugly situation for Rashad.

    The only real LHW that I can see with a chance of beating Jones is Machida. He has the speed to move in and out of the pocket quick and in a way that Jones probably hasn’t seen. Rampage did have opportunities tonight but couldnt counter Jones fast enough. Machida may be able to exploit that. Other than that I see big fights for Jones at HW. He’s already talked about his frame being able to carry more weight but a svelte Jones at around 225-230 might be too quick for the big boys to catch up to.

    Nice to see a show of sportsmanship from Diaz at the end of his fight.

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  • raker says:

    One more thing…

    Rothwell looked awful. Seriously, how can a professional athlete come into a fight and run out of gas in the first round? And on the PPV to boot? Feel bad for the guy but he’s gonna get his walking papers.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Jones is the best fighter Ive ever seen. I actually think he is the best fighter in the world. He would need to put on a few kilos to face the likes of Overeem and co buthe is simply amazing. As for Anderson Silva, if he was to go to LHW for good, he would struggle to get a title shot. I think he would struggle against Rashad, Machida, Shogun and Rampage let alone the guy who made a couple of them look amatuer.

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  • HevyHitters says:

    I dont agree with anderson silva “struggling” in the lhw devision…the only person out of the 4 you just named maybe machida…anderson has all the tools to give bones a run for his money in lhw over anyone else i can think of…silva’s height/reach/ precision striking could give him trouble…that being said i would love to see that fight, could go either way…better sooner then later, we dont no how much silva has left..bottom line silva needs to move up to lhw there is nothing left i would like to see him in mw..unless its the sonnen rematch

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Silva wouldn’t fight Machida anyway but, I could see Silva having issues with Rashad because he is a big LHW and has a strong wrestling base.

    We prolly wont see these fights cause why move up in weight when you can dominate at your current weight class. Silva can have 3 or 4 fights and beat anyone he wants at 185 and retire unbeaten in the UFC.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Machida is the only current UFC fighter I see having any chance of beating Bones. No one knows what the future holds, but as it stands right now, Machida is the only fighter on the roster I can see having the skills — and overall style — to counter Jones, or even push him. Aside from getting a little sloppy versus Shogun, Machida is very dangerous when he gets proactive. Unless these two guys fight soon, I see Bones going on a GSP-like run as LHW champion.

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  • HevyHitters says:

    Why not move up? Fans would love to see it, and you just posted in another post that you would love to see silva move up mad hatter?? I would rather see silva move up and fight better competition and potentially make a run for the title then stay at mw and fight cans …much more level of competition for him there, he’s already done it twice and been very successful..so why not continue the remainder of his career there? I understand your point of staying undefeated and retiring at mw…but fans would love it and silva definetely can hang and make a statement

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