Sep 25, 2011 12:00 AM EDT Pepsi Center, Denver Colorado
UFC 135 results:
UFC 135 results: Jon Jones defeats Quinton "Rampage" Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:14 of round 4.
UFC 135 results: Josh Koscheck defeats Matt Hughes via knockout (strikes) at 4:59 of round 1.
UFC 135 results: Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27).
UFC 135 results: Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
UFC 135 results: Nate Diaz defeats Takanori Gomi via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of round 1.
UFC 135 results: Tony Ferguson defeats Aaron Riley via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1.
UFC 135 results: Tim Boetsch defeats Nick Ring via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27).
UFC 135 results: Junior Assuncao defeats Eddie Yagin via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27).
UFC 135 results: James Te Huna defeats Ricardo Romero by TKO at 0:47 of the 1st round.
UFC 135 results: Takeya Mizugaki defeats Cole Escovedo via TKO (strikes) at 4:30 of round 2.
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage will take place Sept. 24, 2011 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones will make his first title defense against former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Jones recently unseated former PRIDE grad prix champion Maurício 'Shogun' Rua in a dominating performance to become the UFC's youngest champion. After a stunning first-round submission victory over rising light heavyweight Ryan Bader at UFC 126, Jones was told his training partner and then No. 1 contender Rashad Evans would be unable to challenge for the title against Rua six weeks later at UFC 128.
After dropping a close three-round decision in a grudge match to fellow 'Ultimate Fighter' coach Rashad Evans at UFC 114, Jackson has rebounded with two-straight victories over former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill. Accusations of gamesmanship have come out of the Jackson camp with claims that a spy has been relaying information back to Jones. Jones, along with his manager Malki Kawa, assert these claims are nothing more than Jackson's attempt to hype their upcoming match and that no proof of the accusation has been offered.
In his first return to the Octagon since a first-round knockout loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 123, Matt Hughes was originally set to face 'Ultimate Fighter' Season 1 winner Diego Sanchez in the night's co-main event. Unfortunately for Sanchez, who is riding a two-fight win streak since making a return to the UFC's welterweight division, he suffered a broken hand during training and has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Hughes. Josh Koscheck has stepped in and meets Hughes in the co-main event almost two years after calling him out inside the Octagon following a victory at UFC 103.
Light Heavyweight Title FightQuinton Jackson vs Jon Jones