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“UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones” Live Results

The UFC is back in New Jersey with one of the most intriguing title fights in some time headlining a stacked card from top to bottom. As always, 5OZofPain.com will provide compete results as well as live coverage of all the televised fights.

The action is set to begin at 7PM EST with three preliminary fights taking place. At 8PM EST, head over to Facebook.com/UFC to view two live preliminary fights. Then at 9PM EST, switch your television to Spike TV for two more live preliminary fights. Finally at 10PM EST, the main card kicks off on PPV.

UFC 128 is headlined by Mauricio Rua defending his light heavyweight belt against 23-year old challenger Jon Jones. The co-main event features former WEC featherweight title-holder Urijah Faber taking on former 135-pound champ Eddie Wineland. Also on the card is lightweight stand out Jim Miller against the undefeated Kamal Shalorus and up-and-comer Brendan Schaub battles MMA legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised)

Erik Koch def. Raphael Assuncao via KO Round 1 (Punch)
Nick Catone def. Costantinos Philippou via Unanimous Decision
Joseph Benavidez def. Ian Loveland via Unanimous Decision

PRELIMINARY CARD (FACEBOOK.COM/UFC – 8:00 PM EST)

Gleison Tibau def. Kurt Pellegrino via Split Decision
Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Almeida via Unanimous Decision

PRELIMINARY CARD (SPIKE TV – 9:00 PM EST)

Anthony Njokuani vs. Edson Barboza Jr.

Round One: All on the feet early. Barboza landing heavy kicks and scoring with a heavy right hand. Njokuani landing some good body kicks though. Barboza rocked Njokuani with a right hand but Njokuani survived and even landed a right of his own in the ensuing exchange. Njokuani scoring with a right hand of his own but Barboza is the more aggressive and scoring. Njokuani complained about an eye poke but the ref told him to fight on. Both guys landing very heavy right hands. Good round with a slight edge to Barboza based on the wobble and overall damage. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.

Round Two: Quick start to the round with Njokuani throwing heavy kicks. Njokuani landing a really nice jab. Barboza got caught with a couple of groin kicks but shook them both off. Both men throwing vicious strikes. Njokuani got a takedown off a kick and landed some punches on the ground but Barboza was up quickly. Njokuani really mixing things up this round, throwing a question mark kick and a spinning back elbow. Njokuani’s hands are too quick for Barboza in this round. Barboza scored with a late takedown but the round ended before he could do anything with it. Good round for Njokuani, he looked much faster than Barboza. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Njokuani.

Round Three: Both men landing their fair share of strikes to start the round. Njokuani seems to be getting the better of the exchanges though and he’s moving better on the feet. Barboza tags Njokuani with a flurry though and Njokuani smiles and nods at him. Njokuani comes back with a flurry of his own. Big jumping knee to the body by Njokuani. Both men look tired but they’re still throwing with power. Barboza got a late takedown but Njokuani got up. Just before the bell Barboza landed a turning side kick to the head that staggered Njokuani. Close round but Barboza may have just edged it out with that kick. 5OZ scores the fight 10-9 Barboza and the round 29-28 for Barboza.

Result: Edson Barboza Jr. def. Anthony Njokuani via Unanimous Decision

Luis Arthur Cane Jr. vs. Eliot Marshall

Round One: Marshall very tentative on the feet. Cane tagged Marshall with a couple of left hands before dropping him. Cane pounded away on Marshall on the ground but Marshall did a nice job rolling, covering, and surviving. Cane kept pounding away though and the referee finally jumped in to stop things. Marshall was still down and hurting after the fight was stopped.

Result: Luis Arther Cane Jr. def. Eliot Marshall via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)

MAIN CARD (PPV – 10:00 PM EST)

Mirko Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub

Round One: Schaub pressing the action early and lands some good uppercuts in the clinch. They clinch and Schaub gets warned for hitting Mirko in the back of the head. Schaub gets a takedown and then eats an up kick as Mirko pushes him away. Schaub stays on top though. Schaub landed a series of right hands but Mirko eventually got up without taking too much damage. Schaub controls the clinch and lands some knees to the body to close out the round. Good round for Schaub. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Schaub.

Round Two: Schaub blocked a head kick and then got a takedown. Schaub landed some right hands and then got kicked in the face while he still had one knee on the ground as Mirko was trying to push away. The ref warned Mirko and stood them up. A lot of clinch fighting with Schaub landing knees to the body while Mirko lands short elbows and punches. Schaub’s nose got busted from one of the elbows. The ref took one point away from Schaub for hitting Mirko in the back of the head in the clinch. More clinching and Mirko lands some more short elbows. Close round. Mirko did more damage in the clinch though. 5OZ scores the round 10-8 for Mirko.

Round Three: Mirko opens the round with a groin kick. Schaub shook it off and fought on. Mirko landed a left but then Schaub got a takedown. Mirko quickly up but right back down. Mirko up again without taking much damage. Mirko looking for the straight left and Schaub trying to time it with a takedown. Mirko threw a leg kick and Schaub timed it with a right hand, knocking Mirko down and out. Schaub landed one more punch on the ground before the ref jumped in.

Result: Brendan Schaub def. Mirko Filipovic via KO Round 3 (Right Hand)

Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller

Round One: Marquardt sprawled on an early takedown but Miller was relentless with the attempt and finally got it. Miller tried to grab a guillotine as Marquardt got up but Marquardt popped his head out and ended up on top. Marquardt didn’t do much on top and the ref stood them up. Marquardt landed a good right and then got a big slam takedown. Miller tried for a kimura off his back but time ran out in the round and Marquardt finished on top. Relatively close but Marquardt had the better positions and did more damage. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt.

Round Two: Marquardt really scoring with the right hand and a lead leg head kick. Marquardt went for a flying knee, which allowed Miller to get a takedown. Marquardt up without taking damage though. Marquardt continues to find a home for his right hand. Marquardt got a takedown but Miller grabbed a guillotine. Marquardt got out though. Marquardt ends the round on top landing some elbows. Very good round for Marquardt. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt.

Round Three: Marquardt keeps scoring with his right hand and lead leg head kick. Miller keeps looking for a right uppercut but it’s not quite there. Miller is cut over his left eye. Marquardt sprawls on a takedown and ends up on top. Marquardt landing some elbows on top but they are few and far between. Miller tried a triangle at the end of the round but Marquardt avoided it and stayed on top. Dominant round for Marquardt. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt and the fight 30-27 for Marquardt.

Result: Nate Marquardt def. Dan Miller via Unanimous Decision

Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus

Round One: Quick start as both men connect. Miller landing straight punches while Shalorus is swinging with hooks. Shalorus throwing heavy leg kicks. Miller really scoring with his right hook. Miller landed a big head kick but Shalorus fired back with a series of hooks. Miller landed a nice combination and then went for a guillotine but Shalorus slipped out and ended on top. The ref stood them up after Miller took no damage. Miller continues to land the right hook on the feet. Good round for Miller, much quicker on the feet. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Miller.

Round Two: Miller again quicker on all the exchanges but Shalorus is landing. Miller went for a flying triangle but Shalorus avoided it and let Miller up. Miller got a takedown and quickly got the back of Shalorus as Shalorus tried to scramble up. Miller locked on a body triangle and tried to lock on a rear naked choke but Shalorus fought him off. Shalorus survived the round but Miller had his back for over two minutes. Dominant round for Miller. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Miller.

Round Three: Miller picking apart Shalorus to start the round with his hands. Shalorus got caught with a knee to the groin but fought on after a short break. Shalorus trying for the takedown but Miller easily stuffing it. Miller rocked Shalorus with an uppercut then dropped him with a knee. Miller pounded him out until the ref jumped in. Shalorus’ nose is busted up.

Result: Jim Miller def. Kamal Shalorus via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)

Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland

Round One: Long clinch early with Wineland controlling and then landing a right hand on the break. Another clinch and Wineland got a takedown but Faber was right back up. Faber landing a good left hook. Faber trying to throw Wineland in the clinch but Wineland having none of it. Wineland landed a big right and Faber fired back with one of his own followed by another. Very close round. Wineland controlled the clinch but Faber landed some very clean strikes. Faber takes it based on damage. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Faber.

Round Two: Both men having trouble finding the range early. Faber managed to get a takedown and land some elbows. Faber doing a good job stacking Wineland and throwing down with punches. Wineland tried to get up but Faber kept him down. Faber continues to land elbows and punches as the round ends. Good round for Faber. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Faber.

Round Three: Wineland coming up short with his punches. Wineland stuffs a takedown. A couple of big right hands by Faber has Wineland stumbled. Faber works hard and finally manages a takedown with just over a minute remaining. Faber grinds out Wineland on the ground in the final minute. Another clear round for Faber. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Faber and 30-27 for Faber.

Result: Urijah Faber def. Eddie Wineland via Unanimous Decision

Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones

Round One: Jones comes out with a flying knee, a head kick, and a spinning back kick. None of them landed. Jones gets a takedown. Rua moving well on bottom and looking for a leg. Jones stuffing it though and landing good elbows. Rua tries to get up but he eats a knee and a left hand. Rua is wobbled. Body shot followed by a knee by Jones. Jones throws a spinning back elbow, Rua gets his back and rolls but a leg but Jones too strong and ends up on top. Jones ends the round on top. Huge round for Jones. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round Two: They clinch and Jones lands a spinning back elbow off the clinch. Jones landing kicks now. Rua looks too slow compared to Jones. Jones landing a very good left hand. Jones gets a takedown off a leg kick. Jones elbowing the body of Rua. Jones moves to half guard and lands some punches. Jones goes for a leg lock to end the round but Rua blocks it. Another dominant round for Jones. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round Three: Rua lands a right hand and gets the back of a spinning Jones. Rua goes for another leg lock but can’t get it and Jones ends up back on top. Huge ground and pound from the guard by Jones. Big elbows by Jones on the ground. Rua gives up him back and Jones knees him in the body. Rua stands up, eats a knee, and goes down. The ref immediately jumps in. Rua looked ready to tap if the ref didn’t jump in.

Result: Jon Jones def. Mauricio Rua via TKO Round 3 (Strikes) to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Title

89 COMMENTS
  • Sykotick says:

    Stickin to the left side except for the main event.

    The gut tells me Bones…. Or is that the brew talking

  • MCM says:

    Anyone else think Pyle lost that fight?

  • Dufresne says:

    Bellator fights were awesome, prelims were awesome, hoping the main event keeps the momentum.

    How about that counter hook Koch? Beautiful.

  • JollyDV says:

    I would love to see Cro Cop come in and just whoop ass.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Word it would be pretty sweet to see mirko decapitate a mofo

  • Dufresne says:

    If Mirko broke his nose, Brendan is in major trouble the longer this fight lasts. Having to breathe out of your mouth is dangerous when fighting a striker like Cro Cop.

  • JollyDV says:

    Brandon is going to go for broke!

  • Dufresne says:

    Holy shit!!!

  • JollyDV says:

    Damn it! I hate to see that. Great job by Brandon.

  • MCM says:

    Damn. I was hoping Cro Cop would at least take this the full 15 min.
    Hang it up Mirko. I don’t think he can hang in the UFC anymore.

  • JollyDV says:

    I loved that St.Pierre/Shields segment/commercial……

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I loved it too Jolly. Well done to whoever put that hype video together.
    Mirko was done 5 fights ago. That was a clinch fest between 2 strikers. I say he gets cut from the UFC.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Great stand up

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    as in great reset to the feet

  • MCM says:

    Nice to see Nate get that aggressive instinct back. I know Whitman said that the Okami fight was all his fault and that he wanted Nate to get back to just going balls out and finishing guys.

  • JollyDV says:

    I too see this being the end of Cro Cop’s brick road.

  • Dufresne says:

    For some reason I’m pulling for Miller here.

  • JollyDV says:

    Miller looks great. I see it going either way right now….

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Meh. Nate aint that great.

  • MCM says:

    Dan Miller just can’t seem to get that big name win. He’s a great fighter and would dominate almost any other organization out there, but he just can’t hang with the top guys in Zuffa.

  • Dufresne says:

    Boo. I wanted Miller to win, but I can’t really argue with that decision. Miller better get not get cut for that loss, he stepped up on short notice and did pretty well considering.

  • Rece Rock says:

    well i gotta eat crow on the comment i made that lambert was making a bold prediction about the crocop fight…. fuck man cro cop is done in the ufc

  • Rece Rock says:

    i wanna leave the bar im at but i dont wanna order the ppv with 2 fights left by the time i get home and god knows theres prob no streaming really out there… guess im stayin put

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    This Iranian is one of the best at “American wrestling”

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    What fight are Rogan and Goldberg watching?.
    That rd could have gone either way.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Yeah well done Miller you took his back and …

  • Dufresne says:

    Give that boy a title shot. He’s earned it by now.

  • MCM says:

    Nice win by Miller.

    and Rece, I found a good stream. Too bad I can’t post it for you, or 5oz might get sued.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Miller finishes and you have to hand it to him. Well done.

  • Dufresne says:

    This Iranian is one of the best at “American wrestling”

    I think one guy said that in one post, and it wasn’t this one. Will you drop it? Jesus.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Not 1 guy but yes I will drop it … for now.

  • MCM says:

    If Eddie had any sort of ground game off his back, I think he would have had Faber in a lot of trouble. Luckily for Faber he doesn’t.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    “… hide your kids, hide your wife”?.

  • Dufresne says:

    Fast Five looks every bit as terrible as the rest of the series…

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Jones has fought more times in the UFC so the experience thing is not a huge thing.

  • Dufresne says:

    Looks like Ice T and his wife’s breasts are at the fight. Oh, and Coco is there too.

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Jones looks nervous. Shogun looks focused

  • Sykotick says:

    I read somewhere that Bones was all hype, I think tonight he proves it wrong.
    I think tonight the young lion takes it.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Man I feel like I’m about to fight.

  • MCM says:

    I’ve been hooked on the JOnes hype for a while now, but this last week he just seems so cocky that now I’m be pulling for Shogun. Not enough to pick a winner though.

  • Dufresne says:

    Wow, Jones is looking like his regular self so far. Shogun is not.

  • Dufresne says:

    Did Jones just headbutt his stomach?

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Jones is toying with him

  • Dufresne says:

    That spinning elbow was awesome!

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Rua is the striker right?

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Just a matter of time it seems…

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Jones is the first superstar man this guy is a freak

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Can’t believe Shogun gassed so quickly. I know that Machida and Jones are different fighters but cone on…

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    All this in 3 years?!!!!!

  • Jstew3785 says:

    I meant to say come on, how does he go 25 minutes and not gas and then gas out 3 minutes in with Jones

  • MCM says:

    SON OF A BIIIITCH!!!
    That was Awesome.

  • Dufresne says:

    It appears I was wrong. Jones is an absolute monster and now he’s the champion. That was the most one sided title fight I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Anyone else notice that Shogun tapped?

  • MCM says:

    looked like Shogun tapped when Jon was walking away.

  • LiverPunch says:

    What did I say?.
    Jones destroyed the 2nd best LHW in the world easily.
    He would be and will be the HW champion too. He is the best fighter that has ever fought.
    I just hope he doesn’t get injured.

  • Dufresne says:

    Looks like Jersey feels the same way about Rashad as I do. I really hope Jones runs over Rashad like Mack truck hitting a possum. Just flatten the greasy bastard.

  • Dufresne says:

    Those cameramen better learn not to get too close to Jones, that’s twice he’s almost elbowed the shit out of the lens.

  • gy614x says:

    Damn these words are tough to swallow.

    A black belt under greg jackson was originally from my area, and he was at our gym about 2 years ago and said “if you wanna keep an eye on anyone, watch Jon Jones he’ll have the belt within the next 2 years.”

    prophesy fulfilled.

    my hats off to you JBJ, I was going for Shogun, but you won me over.

    Time to go pick up my jaw off the floor.

  • neijia says:

    yeah just watching jones early on you could tell. but lol LiverPunch not sure about best ever just yet. probably most talented. should’ve been able to land the high kick like a silva. should not get his back taken on a spinning attack not that it mattered at that point. shogun was done after rd1. taking too many strikes is what gassed him. jones could just stay in guard and reach shogun with elbow strikes – why even bother with the pass attempts to half guard?

  • neijia says:

    just curious, when was the tap? after the final knee same time as the the ref called it? somehow missed it

  • silkshot61 says:

    Holy Shit…. This kid is for real. Am I the only one who thought that stare down was a tad awkward? Jones has to get over this whole don’t want to fight friends mentality and just go after it, you know Rashad is going to. If Bones doesn’t get over that quick his reign may be over before it gets rolling. Hopefully I am wrong… fuck it I’ll give myself a thumbsdown god knows everyone else is going to…

    Raise your glasses gents hears to Bones making Rashad do the stanky leg once again….

  • neijia says:

    lol no thumbs down. you know jones could beat rashad easily with only one arm (viscious elbow) even if he didn’t want to beat up a sparring partner. jones is 5X as good as machida and look how easily machida handled evans. i don’t think they’ll find a good matchup for him for a while. it’ll probably have to be when he’s approaching 30 and the next 23 year old champ arrives.

  • Lethal Liquid says:

    Wow, the hype is realized. Jon Jones smashed the shit out of ShoGun. His reign is now. I came on this site and said Jon Jones would be champ in 2011. By the way ShoGun tapped.

  • 3OAM says:

    He gassed so fast because Jones’ was tagging his liver with any shot that was open…got a blast of a knee to the side on his get-up…and then add to that, the fact that he couldn’t even reach Jones’ stomach with a knee in the clinch…it had to be pretty disheartening.

    I was rooting for Bonesy, but there was a certain point halfway through round two, where I started feeling bad and hoping Jones would end this soon. I feel like he kept Shogun going out of respect for his legacy.

  • LiverPunch says:

    Yes the best ever.
    He is the most gifted fighter to have ever fought.
    He just out struck and out BJJed Rua after 3 years of training , and when I say out struck and out BJJed I mean he laid waste to him.

  • neijia says:

    ^ I thought he started taking it a bit easier on Shogun out of respect as well. Nice bow to him at the end despite almost missing the handshake. I like how Jones doesn’t do a staredown but looks down. Reminds me of Fedor.

    I don’t think anyone can come close to him for a while now, much like Anderson Silva. At least his wins are ridiculously entertaining. Like Silva (but more so) he’s pulled off “unorthodox” moves almost as if they’re fake from a movie. His spinning strikes and side kicks and creativity/unpredictability add pure entertainment value. It looked like Jones could’ve just defended with side kicks to stuff any forward movement from Shogun, then unloaded. So much potential there.

  • 3OAM says:

    So, Shogun-Machida rubber match?

  • MCM says:

    Can we start the Jones/A. Silva call outs now?
    I’d rather watch that fight than Silva/GSP any day.

  • MCM says:

    neijia – Shogun tapped after he dropped from the knee when Jones was walking away.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    I called it. Jones via TKO in 3rd. Jones is a beast.

    Rashad is gonna wish he kept up his no fighting Jones promise. No way he gets past Bones.

  • Sykotick says:

    4-1 tonight! Woulda been 5 if I went with my “never pick against a GJS guy.
    Bones is a fuckin DEMON, how anyone plans to dethrone him is beyond me

  • Niv says:

    Wow! Congrats to Jones who showed the world he’s for real. I have to say that the Shogun who was in there tonight is not the guy that usually shows up and maybe his injuries are too much to overcome.

    I never expected his conditioning to be an issue at all, regardless what this kid did to him tonight was never done to him before.

    I do see one glaring weakness in Jone’s game but it will be hard to exploit, and that’s his own conditioning. I felt that he was gassing pretty bad while doing the punishing, the guy to beat him will have to be an incredible fighter who is tough enough to take him into the 4th and 5th round, and then work on him. By the looks of things it will be much easier said than done.

    As for Shogun I hope he gets to recover and get a string of fights without surgery, if that can happen he can make another title run and make a second fight a real barn burner. If he can’t then I have to say my favourite fighter is done, I truly hope that’s not the case.

    Either way “Champ 2011” good for the kid, he earned it.

  • stone says:

    Jon Bones Jones VS Anderson the Spider Silva!!!!! Make it happen!

  • stone says:

    Shugun really fought like shit… No leg kicks at all from Shogun?!? He couldn’t reach him with his hands and Bones utilized every tool in his box. Seems like Shogun had a lot of ring rust… If rampage makes quick work of Hammil, maybe we can see Rampage vs Shogun 2… Bones vs Anderson Silva and then Cain Velasquez afterwards… No one else stands a chance, I think Bones is the Michael Jordan of MMA. How he makes 205 is beyond me! That dude towers everyone else at 205… Bones vs Junior Dos Santos also sounds fucking awesome! The bottom line is, the Heavy Weight Champ is always gonna be the shit. I say Bones gives the heavy weight division a shot. I honestly see him giving Cain, JDS, Brock and the rest problems

  • king mah mah says:

    Yeah, I thought Jones would win this. Shogun just looked out of his league here.

    All of my picks were correct accept for Crocop. I was really hoping that Crocop was going to win, but he just isn’t what he used to be.

    AWESOME CARD!!! It was good the whole way through!

    P.S. I think Rashad might have a better chance than people are giving him a chance for!

  • king mah mah says:

    Yeah I thought Shogun tapped as well.

  • LiverPunch says:

    Just to quote 1 of the greatest men I know.

    “Jones via TKO rd 3.”
    -LiverPunch from Grappling with issues. March 16th.

    “…Shogun can only really win via TKO/KO. The reason being that there is no way in hell he can stop Jones take downs. In fact Jones will trow him around like a rag doll … Rua will then spend the rest of that rd on his back … Rua’s leg kicks will be negated to a point because all it takes is for Jones to time 1 of them and the distance is closed and Rua is on the floor with Jones firing elbows in his face … he will be working very, very hard to pries himself off the mat for the majority of the fight … I think Jones keeps Rua’s striking under control far better than Rua can control Jones’ throws and grappling.”
    -LiverPunch from The Walk Out – “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones”

    “…Bones is going to beat Rua. He will have no probs taking Rua down and I think that is where the damage will be done…If you throw the divisions best wrestlers around there is something special about you. He will be able to throw Shogun around too… I just doubt that Rua will be able to knock Jones out, keep pace with him , submit him , take him down or avoid being taken down.”
    -LiverPunch from Is Jon Jones Going To Destroy Shogun? Feb 8th

    “I think Jones will win this and easily. He is the best fighter at 205”
    -LiverPunch from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua now faces Jon Jones at UFC 128. Feb 5th.
    Note This comment was hidden due to low comment rating.

  • LiverPunch says:

    I think he will be more difficult too mah but I think Jones will win.
    Rua tapped alright but it was after the fight had been called wasn’t it?.

  • Rece Rock says:

    DW is gonna put this guy up on a pedestal, shine him up real nice and show him off to the world.

  • qat says:

    Yeah he tapped after the fight was called, but he tapped nonetheless.
    But personally i dont condemn fighters tapping to strikes, i think its idiotic to be hurt extensively when you know you dont have anything left than being punched. And seriously, Jones was working his liver like crazy from the get-go. That knee to the body in the first round really sealed this fight early.
    You can say Shogun gassed bad, but i saw it more like his body was stunned from pain, he may have a serious liver-injury, lets hope he does not.
    But a nice card all around, i watched the Klitschko-Solis earlier, man what a bummer, i needed that good MMA-card to get my anger down.

  • Creature says:

    I Think Rashad has a better chance than everyone is giving him credit for.. 1. he knows all of Jones weaknesses and how to exploit them.. and 2. only way someone is gonna beat jones, there gonna have to be faster than him. rashad is. gonna need better wrestling with more explosiveness than bader or hamil, rashad has that as well, rashad also has more i hit power than most without giving up and speed as well. and also may get tons of thumbs down for this but i think forrest would have a chance as well.. forrest is pretty much the same size so jones wont be able to rag doll him or wont have to much of a reach advantage either, and forrest’s striking is good enough to not get dominated by jones. and forrest is very craft off his back and some elbows wont break him.. a little blood always gets forrest more into a fight (:

  • qat says:

    About Rashad, well yeah he knows Bones weaknesses, but that goes the other way around as well. And if Rashad really quits Jacksons camp, and Jackson decides to coach Bones (in an interview he said he wont have nothing to do with it, but if Rashad quits his camp, that may change), Jones has the bigger advantage there.
    Im not sure from my keyboard here if Rashad is that much faster, maybe he is, but that doesnt take that reach advantage away just like that. And i dont know how his defensive clinch-game would bode against Bones.. Either way, Bones will fall when hit with a big rock, Rashad will too. I would put my money on Bones for this one, but you cant count Rashad out.

    I do agree with your assessment on Forrest. He may not be overwhelmed that easily and if he can drag this into further rounds and make it a real fight, it could be interesting. Question really is if Jones lets him..
    If Bones beats Rashad, we may see him taking on Rampage, i wouldnt count Rampage completely out either. The only one i would count out from the UFC Top5 right now is Machida, Bones is like acid to his style and way to strong i guess. But time will tell, and we may be in for a long title reign in lhw now, but many thought that of Machida and Shogun as well. :)

  • My god that was insane…..Im not surprised that Jones won, but the domination took me by surprise….wow, this kid is a monster.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    You can’t start asking for Jones/Silva now because I was asking for it after the Vera fight. I think that would just be an amazing fight, the striking craziness alone…..Go Jones, how was that for a day, if the robbery thing wasn’t staged that is. Hell, even if it was staged it was a kick ass day!! I bet Rampage will want Rua now unless he wants to wait for Jones/Rashad. Rampage smells blood and wants some revenge for what Rua did to him in Pride.

  • Creature says:

    I personally think Jones would smash Silva.. its a very bad match up for silva stylistically. silva’s biggest weakness is wrestlers, and jones is a monster of a wrestler. highly doubt silva would be able to triangle him, and on the feet, jones and silva are pretty even when it comes to each of there skill and creativeness.. but jones has 1 thing that i think would even give him the advantage on the feet as well, and thats having a good 8-9 inch reach on silva..

  • BigDave says:

    Anderson silva may be thinking about retiring now! If he stays at 185 GSP comes up and picks him apart taking his belt and if he goes to 205 Bones is waiting to smash him. In all seriousness I enjoy watching Jones fight and after the Bader fight I figured he may get a number 1 contender fight against Runpage but with the circumstances being what they were the kid stepped in and completely dismantled the top dog in the division, and all this after chasing down a purse snatcher and holding him till police got there. Does this guy have his own comic book in the works?

  • mu_shin says:

    Congratulations to the new light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. He is the current pinnacle of this division, and demonstratred against Shogun Rua the state of the MMA art.

    Perhaps as fans we can take a breath and enjoy this moment, celebrating the advent of a new high point in fighting proficiency, potential, and the fights to come…

    128 was an excellent night of fights.

  • neijia says:

    neijia – Shogun tapped after he dropped from the knee when Jones was walking away.
    thanks MCM missed that. smart tap even if it was too late anyway.

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