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Jon Jones defeats Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.14mins of Rd4
Josh Koscheck defeats Matt Hughes by KO at 4.59mins of Rd1
Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Nate Diaz defeats Takanori Gomi by submission (armbar) at 4.27mins of Rd1
Tony Ferguson defeats Aaron Riley by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5.00mins of Rd1
- An unfortunate end to this fight as Aaron Riley found himself unable to continue after breaking his jaw during the first round of action. Ferguson’s clinical boxing, and in particular his powerful uppercuts did the damage. Credit to Riley for gutting it out for the rest of the round before letting his corner know of his predicament.
Tim Boetsch defeats Nick Ring by uanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
- Ring’s strategy was clearly to tire out the much bigger Boetsch in the early stages and steer clear of his powerful blows, and for the first round he was successful in doing so, with ‘The Barbarian’ looking a little sluggish in the high altitude conditions. Boetsch really began to step things up in the second though, landing some big shots that Ring took well but yet was clearly hurt by. There was more of the same to come in round three as Ring struggled to find enough power in his own strikes to keep his opponent at bay. A huge judo throw straight into side control from Boetsch in the closing stages ensured that both the round and the fight was going to go his way.
Junior Assuncao defeats Eddie Yagin by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
- Assuncao controlled this fight, securing takedowns in each round and getting the better of Yagin on the ground. He was working at a fairly sedate pace until the final round though when he finally began to fight with some urgency and delivered some hard ground and pound which left his opponent in survival mode until the bell.
Takeya Mizugaki defeats Cole Escovedo by TKO at 4.30mins of Rd2
- Round one was close with Escovdeo in particular making good use of the clinch to land hurtful elbows. Mizugaki stepped things up in round two though with his boxing skills really shining through as he began to pick apart Escovedeo, dropping him twice before the referee stepped in to spare him being KO’d.
James Te Huna defeats Ricardo Romero by KO at 0.47mins of Rd1
- Te Huna wasted no time in finishing Romero here. A big uppercut at the start of the fight dropped Romero as he reached in for a takedown. Not learning his lesson Romero again went sloppily in for a takedown again soon afterwards and after falling to his knees Te Huna once again planted a couple of uppercuts that knocked him out cold.