Jon Jones retains belt, chokes out Lyoto Machida

UFC 140 delivered top notch fights and brutal finishes. Jon Jones choked out (standing guillotine choke) Machida in the 2nd round after losing the first 10-9 due to Machida’s superior striking. The momentum shifted Jones’ way at the start of the 2nd round when he secured half mount from a takedown. Jones landed several elbows, opening a big cut on Machida’s forehead.

In the co-main event Frank Mir survived an early onslaught from ‘Big Nog’ to earn a vicious first round kimura victory. Rodrigo Nogueira stayed down for several minutes afterward as doctors saw to his shoulder. Frank Mir became the first man to submit Nogueira after also becoming the first man to TKO him in their first fight.

Main Card Results:

Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung

Jung defeated Hominick via TKO (punches) at 0:07 of round 1.

Claude Patrick vs. Brian Ebersole

Ebersole defeated Patrick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Tito Ortiz vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira

Nogueira defeated Ortiz via TKO (strikes to the body) at 3:15 of round 1.

Frank Mir vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

Mir defeated Nogueira via submission (kimura) at 3:38 of round 1.

Jon Jones (c) vs. Lyoto Machida

Jones defeated Machida via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:26 of round 2.

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