Jon “Bones” Jones continued his run through the UFC‘s light heavyweight division this evening with spectacular, one-sided demolition of experienced veteran Vladimir Matyushenko during UFC on Versus 2.
The action took place this evening from the San Diego Sports Arena in California while airing on the Versus network.
Jones took ‘The Janitor’ to the canvas earliy in the first round and escaped an early shoulder-lock attempt before placing the seasoned wrestler in a crucifix position where he proceded to club away at his face with elbows until referee Herb Dean decided he had seen enough.
Yushin Okami gritted out decorated wrestler Mark Munoz in a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle. Both fighters had their moments but ultimately it was Okami’s takedown defense and technical striking ability that earned him the decision on two of the three scorecards for the split decision nod.
Putting up the overall most impressive performance of the night was PRIDE veteran Takanari “Fireball Kid” Gomi, who hit Tyson Griffin on the stop button with a massive right hand just a minute into the bout for the shocking knockout victory.
A full list of results from the event are below:
Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (strikes) – Round 1
Yushin Okami def. Mark Munoz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard via TKO (eye injury) – Round 3
Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin via KO (punch) – Round 1
Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson via TKO – Round 2
Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1
Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3
Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins via submission (armbar) – Round 1
Rob Kimmons def. Steve Steinbeiss via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)