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Jones chokes out Machida to remain champion, brutal finishes a plenty at UFC 140

The cold winter night in Toronto will be warmed by the Octagon’s offerings at UFC 140, an event featuring a number of UFC champions, some past and one present, as well as a solid dose of Canadians ready to be cheered on by their countrymen in attendance.

The show is headlined by sensational light heavyweight title-holder Jon Jones defending his divisional gold against former 205-pound king Lyoto Machida with other main card match-ups including Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

As always, Five Ounces of Pain will be glued to the screen throughout and relaying live results back to readers including play-by-play of PPV bouts. Action starts on Facebook at 5:45 PM EST before heading over to ION TV at 7:00 PM EST and then PPV two hours later.

Read below for a full list of UFC 140 results:

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook.com)

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

PRELIMINARY CARD (ION TV)

Yves Jabouin vs. Walel Watson

Round One: These two came out throwing immediately and landed some good punches. Both men were landing some good strikes on the feet early, although Jabouin landed the most significant strike, right hook after Watson missed with a spinning back fist. Jabouin got a takedown but did nothing with it. Some good exchanges after they got back on the feet but neither man really established anything. Good round of action with a slight edge to Jabouin based on cleaner strikes and the takedown. 10-9 to Jabouin.

Round Two: Watson did a better job using his reach in this round, imploring a lot of kicks and getting out of the way before Jabouin could counter. Jabouin did a nice job closing the distance with his kicks though. The pace slowed down until Jabouin landed a good spinning back fist and then got a takedown. Watson grabbed a guillotine with just 10 seconds remaining though and almost finished it but Jabouin popped his head out at the last second. Even though Jabouin got the takedown, Watson came close with the submission and won the battle on the feet so I’m giving him the round 10-9.

Round Three: A lot of swinging and missing to start round three, which led to a smattering of boos from the crowd. Watson continued to do a nice job using his reach advantage to keep Jabouin at bay while Jabouin continued to use leg kicks to score points. Jabouin landed with another spinning back fist and got a takedown but Watson scrambled and got on top. Watson moved to half guard and locked up a d’arce choke but couldn’t finish it as Jabouin was able to spin out. Good exchange to end the fight won by Jabouin but it wasn’t quite enough in my book as I think Watson took the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28. Close and competitive fight though.

Result: Yves Jabouin def. Walel Watson via Split Decision

John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman

Round One: Hallman immediately went for a takedown and despite the fence grabbing of Makdessi, he eventually got it. Hallman got the back, flattened him out, pounded on him. Makdessi survived and gave up mount but continued to eat elbows and punches. Makdessi again gave up his back and Hallman choked him out with a rear naked choke. Dominant performance by Hallman.

Result: Dennis Hallman def. John Makdessi via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)

Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou

Round One: Philippou stuffed a takedown and landed a good combo that snapped the head of Hamman back. Hamman really looking for the leg kicks on the feet. Philippou countered a leg kick with a left followed by a right that dropped Hamman. Hamman got up and Philippou dropped him again with a right and nearly finished him with a rear naked choke but Hamman got out and up. Philippou landed a couple more big right hands that put Hamman down. Hamman survived again but Philippou kept punching him, put him down again, and the referee mercifully stopped things. Great performance by Philippou.

Result: Constantinos Philippou def. Jared Hamman via KO Round 1 (Strikes)

Igor Pokrajac vs. Krzysztof Soszynski

Round One: Both men came out swinging. Soszynski landed some good shots but Pokrajac came right back, rocked Soszynski, and then followed it up with a flurry of punches that put Soszynski down and out. Scary stuff from Pokrajac.

Result: Igor Pokrajac def. Krzysztof Soszynski via KO Round 1 (Strikes)

MAIN CARD (PPV)

Mark Hominickvs. Chan Sung Jung

Round One: Hominick threw a strike, Jung slipped the strike, caught him with a right that dropped him, and then pounded him out on the ground before the ref jumped in. Very quick and surprising fight. Lasted only 7 seconds.

Result: Chan Sung Jung def. Mark Hominick via KO Round 1 (Strikes)

Brian Ebersole vs. Claude Patrick

Round One: Slow start to the round with a lot of clinching. Patrick tries a guillotine and it looks tight but Ebersole eventually works his way out and stays on top. Patrick gets up to his feet without taking any damage though. Ebersole lands some good strikes before once again initiating the clinch and controlling Patrick against the cage. Patrick turns things around as the round ends. Close round and not terribly exciting but I’ll give the edge to Ebersole based on clinch control and damage. 10-9 for Ebersole.

Round Two: Patrick landed some good shots early but Ebersole kept pressing forward and looking for the takedown. Patrick remained on his feet though and landed some short punches and knees in the clinch. Ebersole did a nice job landing elbows on the clinch break, but that’s about all he could do during the round. Patrick got the back after a failed kick by Ebersole but Ebersole quickly spun around and once again controlled the clinch. Patrick kept doing a good job making Ebersole work in the clinch and doing some damage. Patrick landed a couple of good right hands to end the round. A slight 10-9 edge to Patrick as he stuffed the takedowns and did more damage.

Round Three: Ebersole immediately went for a takedown and Patrick stuffed it initially but Ebersole eventually worked and got him down. Patrick got up but Ebersole put him right back down into side control. Patrick once again got up but Ebersole stayed tight on him and landed some good shots. Patrick sprawled and went for a d’arce choke but Ebersole escaped to his feet. Patrick landed some good shots on the feet before stuffing another takedown and going for another choke. Ebersole again escaped and ended the round on top. I’ll give the round 10-9 to Ebersole based on dominant positions and control. I have the fight 29-28 for Ebersole but no score would shock me. Not a good fight.

Result: Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via Split Decision

Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Round One: A slugfest early with both men connecting. Tito shoots but Nog stuffs it. A lot of dirty boxing by both men in the clinch. Nog lands a left that hurts Tito. Nog swarms on him, Tito covers against the cage, Nog drops him with a knee to the body. Nog tries to finish him on the ground but Tito survives. Nog pounding away with elbows and punches to the head and body in the guard of Tito. After a barrage of body shots and Tito covering up, the referee finally jumps in and stops things.

Result: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Round One: Nog landing the jab early before Mir stuffs a takedown. They trade positions in the clinch with Nog doing more damage. Mir gets a takedown but Nog immediately back up. Nog lands some big elbows in the clinch before breaking with the knee. Combo by Nog drops Mir. Nog looks for a guillotine but Mir rolls out and gets on top. Mir goes for a kimura and locks it up. Nog tries to roll out, but Mir keeps it locked on and snaps the arm of Nog before he taps out. Amazing finish.

Result: Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via Submission Round 1 (Kimura)

Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

Round One: Slow start to the round with both men landing leg kicks and that’s about it. Machida counters a leg kicks and then scores with a rush. Machida scores with a body kick. Machida lands a straight left as Jones kicks. Another body kick by Machida. Jones not connecting with anything. Very good round for Machida, who landed the cleaner strikes. 10-9 Machida.

Round Two: Jones throwing but landing nothing clean. Machida not really throwing early though, just waiting for an opening. Machida presses forward and lands a flurry. Jones lands a good right hand and gets a takedown. Jones cuts Machida with an elbow on the ground. Machida gets to his feet and the doctor checks the cut. He rules that Machida can continue. Back on the feet. Both men land in an exchange and Machida falls forward. Jones locks up a standing guillotine and Machida goes out. Impressive finish by Jones.

Result: Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via Technical Submission Round 2 (Standing Guillotine)

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