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“UFC 128: Shogun Vs. Jones” Live Coverage And Results

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-Erik Koch defeated Raphael Assuncao via KO (punch) at 2:32 of Round 1.
-Nick Catone defeated Costantinos Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
-Joseph Benavidez defeated Ian Loveland via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).


Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau

Round 1: They start out giving each other respect while they both look for openings. Tibau gets off first with a punch combo and Pellegrino chases after him with some rapid shots that mostly miss. Tibau goes over the top with a left and drops for the takedown. Pellegrino defends but he’s pressed against the cage now. Pellegrino eventually removes himself from the position and they take to the center of the cage again. Pellegrino aggressive but not landing much. After some tentative standup, Pellegrino dives for the double, which Tibau avoids and uses to press him back into the fence. Tibau drops levels and gets Pellegrino down but “Batman” immediately gets back to his feet. Pellegrino shoots and Tibau avoids again, and they fight for position on the cage. Pellegrino scoring nicely with strikes after they break and the round closes. Very close round. scores the round 10-10 Pellegrino

Round 2: Neither man able to establish much of an effective striking offense so far. Pellegrino is pushing forward and trying to land but he isn’t connecting with much. Tibau with a pecking combination that lands. Pellegrino starts throwing down and lands a beautiful right hand that wobbles Tibau. He dumps the Brazilian on the ground and starts going to work with ground and pound. Tibau could be recovering here but Pellegrino is staying on top and keeping him down. Tibau recovers full guard. Tibau scrambles back up. Pellegrino drew blood over Tibau’s left eye with his earlier flurry. The stand up remains tentative until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Pellegrino

Round 3: Tibau with a left hand to open the last frame. Tibau shoots for a double and is stuffed. Tibau tries for a head kick that is blocked. One minute in and both men are still hesitant to engage. Tibau stalking, lands with a solid left. After several mostly inconsequential striking exchanges, Tibau goes for the takedown again and presses Pellegrino against the cage. After they break, Tibau scores with a one two. Tibau stuffs a takedown from Pellegrino and makes him pay with some short punches, before reversing and getting Pellgrino to the mat. He quickly takes side control and after a scramble on their feet, he avoids a takedown from Pellegrino. Pellegrino goes in for another takedown that Tibau fights off. Pellegrino sticks a jab but Tibau gets him to the mat and starts trying to work the ground and pound. Tibau takes his back standing and Pellegrino rolls for a kneebar at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Tibau

Gleison Tibau defeated Kurt Pellegrino via split decision(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Almeida

Round 1: The first strikes that land for both men are leg kicks. Almeida complains of an eyepoke but the fight goes on. Almeida lands with a right and Pyle counters with a nice uppercut. Pyle lands it again in the next exchange. Almeida tries to drag him down but Pyle slams him to the mat and walks away. Almeida tries for another takedown that Pyle avoids easily; now they fight for position on the fence. Pyle slips off of the fence as Almeida tries to bully him and they take back the center of the cage. Almeida gets the takedown briefly but Pyle avoids and makes him pay again. Almeida lands with a nice right hand and follows it up with a few more nice strikes before initiating the clinch. Very even round so far. Pyle breaks and they trade a few strikes before the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Round 2: They touch gloves at the start of the round. Almeida with a side kick that lands. He gets the takedown on Pyle, who immediately scoots to the fence and tries to work back to his feet, which he does in short order. They stay against the cage for some time before Pyle breaks. Pyle with a nice knee. They scramble and hit the ground briefly with Almeida on his back before returning to their feet. Both fighters having difficulty exploiting big weaknesses in the other, this is another very close fight. Pyle with a nice leg kick. Almeida returns the favor and pushes forward with a combination before securing a takedown. Pyle starts looking for the kimura right away. He doesn’t get it, but he keeps Almeida from getting any offense going until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Almeida

Round 3: They both look to land kicks early. Pyle looks a little looser to start, throwing more kicks than earlier rounds. The crowd boos. Each fighter still unable to put anything together with 3:10 left in the round. Pyle with a body shot and a body kick. He lands a good knee as they break on the clinch and gets Almeida down in a subsequent exchange. Pyle backs off and can’t decide if he wants to let him up or not. His moment of hesitance gives Alemida the window he needs to get ahold of him, which he does before pressing him against the cage. A minute to go and they’re still fighting for position against the fence. Pyle lands a nice knee. Another. Almeida gets a brief takedown before Pyle immediately returns to his feet, landing a knee as they fight against the fence. Pyle gets a takedown and Almeida hops to his feet at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Pyle

Mike Pyle defeated Ricardo Almeida via unanimous decision(29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani

Round 1: They touch gloves to start it. Njokuani switches stances before landing a body kick. Barboza lands a nice leg kick and drops Njokuani with a punch. Barboza nails Njokuani with a right straight that hurst him. Barboza presses forward but Njokuani keeps his composure. Barboza with another digging leg kick. Njokuani lands a well-timed counter right uppercut. Barboza with a nice leg kick again. Njokuani switching stances. Barboza lands a crisp punch before following up with a sick body kick. Njokuani complaining of an eye poke, but the ref tells them to keep going. Njokuani barely misses with a high kick. Njokuani throwing sharper hands towards the end of this round, and lands a very nice right hand. Close round. scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Round 2: Njokuani looked to be establishing his rhythm at the end of last round. He scores first with a pair of kicks. Barboza with a nice one-two. They stop briefly for a kick that landed low but they get right back to it. Another low kick lands accidentally on Barboza but he shakes it off and throws a hard body kick. Njokuani puts together two nice combinations, using feints very well. Barboza with a turning side kick that brings a smiler to Njokuani’s face. Njokuani catches a kick from Barboza and carries him across the cage with it, dumping him to the mat against the fence and landing some shots before Barboza gets back to his feet. Njokuani tags him on his way up too. Njokuani throws a slick Brazilian kick. Barboza with a push kick to the face. They hit the fence, where Barboza lands a nice knee. Barboza drops for a takedown and gets Njokuani to the ground. scores the round 10-9 for Njokuani

Round 3: Njokuani with a push kick to start things. They trade inside leg kicks. Njokuani opening up with his kicks to start this round off, mixing front kicks and leg kicks that have Barboza on his heels. Njokuani with a nice body kick. Barboza trying to turn it on, throwing heavy combos followed by leg kicks, which are mostly blocked. Njokuani is keeping the pressure on, but Barboza lands with two nice right hands that slow him down. He goes high with a kick before Njokuani returns fire. Njokuani with a brilliant knee that withers Barboza slightly. Njokuani lands a nice right over the top, followed by a leg kick. Good turning side kick lands for Barboza. Again. Njokuani throws a body kick and lands a nice right hand shortly after. Njokuani lands a nice knee that Barboza snatches and turns into a takedown. Njokuani gets to his feet with seconds to go and Barboza lands an amazing wheel kick to Njokuani’s head that sends him reeling, but he doesn’t follow it up and Njokuani survives to the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Edson Barboza defeated Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall

Round 1: Marshall tries for the takedown early, telegraphs it and has it stuffed. He lands a nice short right hand. Marshall throws a head kick and Cane responds with one to the leg and body. Marshall tries for another takedown that Cane avoids easily. Cane rocks him against the fence with a straight left and a follow up shot. He continues the assault as Marshall crumples to a heap on the ground. Cane is pouring it on and Marshall is just trying to survive. After taking a sustained beating on the ground, ref Dan Miragliotta steps in to stop it.

Luiz Cane defeated Eliot Marshall via TKO (strikes) at 2:15 of Round 1.


Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko Filipovic

Schaub gives a battle shout as he makes his way into the cage to an Eminem track, looking amped up. Ice T can be seen enjoying the action in the crowd. “Cro Cop” walks out looking as calm and measured as always to some sort of epic battlefield music.

Round 1: They touch gloves to start off. Schaub looking lighter on the feet, while “Cro Cop” stalks. Schaub is pressing forward and keeping Filipovic uncomfortable, landing some nice uppercuts on the inside. They clinch against the cage. The crowd voices its support for “Cro Cop.” Ref Herb Dean warns Schaub for striking “Cro Cop” to the back of the head. Schaub times a takedown perfectly as “Cro Cop” throws a right hand and gets Filipovic to the ground. “Cro Cop” lands a nice upkick from his back. Schaub is sitting in “Cro Cop’s” guard, trying to establish some ground and pound. Schaub strings together some big punches from guard. “Cro Cop” almost sweeps Schaub from his back but they get back to their feet instead. Schaub fights for the takedown and “Cro Cop” avoids. They’re fighting for position against the fence, with neither man holding a clear edge. scores the round 10-9 for Schaub

Round 2: “Cro Cop” throws the left head kick but Schaub blocks it and takes him down. Schaub starts to establish some ground and pound and Dean warns “Cro Cop” for landing an upkick on Schaub while his knees were on the mat. They begin exchanging immediately on the restart, with both men landing well. Schaub landing some nice knees against the fence. Schaub is bleeding heavily from his nose. Dean separates them and takes a point from Schaub for a punch to the back of the head. “Cro Cop” goes for the head kick again and it is blocked again. Schaub pushes forward and they clinch against the cage again. They separate and Schaub lands a nice right: “Co Cop” scores with a shot or two of his own. “Cro Cop” with a very nice elbow at the bell. scores the round 10-10

Round 3: “Cro Cop” lands low with a leg kick at the start of the round, temporarily halting the action. “Cro Cop” tries to press forward with strikes and gives Schaub some trouble before he takes “Cro Cop” to the mat. “Cro Cop” kicks Schaub off of him, but the younger fighter bulls him back down to the ground. Schaub passes into half guard. “Cro Cop” gets to his feet and Schaub presses him into the cage. “Cro Cop” lands an elbow as they break and then a nice straight left. “Cro Cop” with a thumping kick. “Cro Cop” stuffs a takedown. Schaub lands a right hand as Filipovic tries for a leg kick that drops “Cro Cop” to the ground in a pile. It’s over, the follow up strike just put a stamp on it.

Brendan Schaub defeated Mirko Filipovic via TKO (strikes) at 3:44 of Round 3.

Schaub tells “Cro Cop” that he’s the reason he started in MMA.

Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller

Miller is fired up and shows some solid taste in music by walking out to “Run Through the Jungle” by CCR. Marquardt looks loose, bouncing his way to the cage.

Round 1: Miller scores first with a good jab. Marquardt bulls in behind a right hand and Miller shoots for the takedown. Marquardt sprawls and briefly looks for a choke. They get up, trade knees and Miller stays all over Marquardt looking for the takedown. He finally gets him down against the fence. Marquardt gets to his feet and gets Miller to his back with a double. Miller goes for the guillotine but Marquardt avoids it. Marquardt is sitting in Miller’s guard, looking to land ground and pound; Miller doing well to avoid most of his shots. Ref Dan Miragliotta stands them up. Marquardt gets a big double leg that he set up with a straight right. Miller looks for the guillotine again before switching to the kimura. He works for it almost until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round 2: Miller opens with a leg kick and Marquardt responds with a right-left-right combo. A high kick for Marquardt. Miller scores with a nice right hand. Marquardt with another nice right and a head kick. Then he lands a nice flying knee, but Miller grabs ahold of him and gets him to the mat. Marquardt gets to his feet. They trade shots. Marquardt with another right hand. And another as Miller pushes forward. Marquardt gets the takedown as Miller looks for the guillotine again, but Marquardt pops his head free. Marquardt throwing some mean elbows. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round 3: Marquardt lands that right hand again and follows it with a head kick. Marquardt putting some heat on his punches. Miller returns with an uppercut. A leg kick lands for Marquardt. Miller starting to bleed from his left eye. Miller lands a combo and Marquardt responds with another hammering right hand. Miller tries for the takedown and almost completes it but Marquardt fights free and ends up in Miller’s guard. Marquardt landing hard elbows from the top. The round is winding down and the fight is slipping from Miller’s hands as Marquardt grinds away from up top. Miller throws up a triangle with ten to go but Marquardt easily avoids. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Nate Marquardt defeated Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus

Shalorus appears collected as he makes his way to the cage to something autotune-y. Jim Miller and his moustache enter the arena to “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence, following his brother’s lead.

Round 1: They start swinging right away, with Miller landing up the middle and Shalorus banging away with leg kicks. They both trade heavy punches. Miller with a nice right hook. The pace has slowed slightly from the frantic opening sequence. Miller goes for a flying knee that Shalorus redirects and uses to dump him to the ground. Miller gets back to his feet quickly. Shalorus lands a nice leg kick. Miller lands a nice knee from a brief clinch. Miller lands home with a big head kick that Shalorus just eats. Miller with a nice combination before dropping down for a guillotine. He didn’t quite have it and Shalorus ends up on top of him in his guard. Miller tags Shalorus up before trying for the guillotine again. scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round 2: Shalorus loads up on a body shot and a leg kick. Another body shot for Shalorus and a nice counter uppercut from Miller. Shalorus tries for the takedown and Miller backs him off by going for a flying triangle. Good leg kick lands for Miller and then he gets a single, immediately transitioning to the back and locking up the body triangle. Shalorus is avoiding much damage or threat, but there are two minutes to go and Miller is showing no sign of letting him go. Miller is looking for the rear naked choke. Miller’s forearm isn’t under Shalorus’ jaw, so it’s just grinding across his face. It isn’t finishing him but it looks really uncomfortable. Less than thirty to go and it looks like Shalorus will ride this out. scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round 3: Shalorus’ punches look to have slowed here at the start of the third. Miller with a nice straight left that he follows with a clinch and a knee. A leg kick thrown by Shalorus is checked. Shalorus tries for the takedown and it’s stuffed. Shalorus gets tagged low and the fight is briefly halted. Miller avoids another takedown. Miller with a nice left again and a powerful uppercut that hurts Shalorus. He follows it up with a big knee that puts Shalorus face first on the mat. Miller tees off with ground and pound until it’s over.

Jim Miller defeated Kamal Shalorus via TKO (strikes) at 2:15 of Round 3.

Miller calls for a title shot after his win, the crowd loudly supports his call.

Urijah Fabers. Eddie Wineland

Wineland chooses AC/DC for his war song and Faber sticks with “California Love” by Tupac.

Round 1: No glove touch in this bout, these two are looking to get after it. Faber moves in first, tying up with Wineland. Faber looking to toss him to the mat but Wineland avoids and presses Faber into the fence. The two are scrambling madly and Wineland lands a nice shot on the break. Faber fights his way in and briefly gets Wineland down, but Wineland gets to his feet again immediately. Wineland pressing Faber against the cage. Wineland takes Faber’s back standing and dumps him to the mat briefly. Faber misses a high kick. Faber with a nice right hand. Faber with a nice counter left hand before shooting for the takedown, but Wineland shows incredible takedown defense in avoiding that attempt and a follow up trip from Faber. Wineland lands a hard straight right. Faber returns with a big right hand of his own, and another. Wineland with a pair of jabs. scores the round 10-9 for Wineland

Round 2: That was a very close first round. Faber throws two kicks that land early. Wineland whiffs on several punches. Faber snatches a single leg that Wineland almost fights out of, but Faber follows through with it and gets him down. Faber throwing elbows from full guard. Faber posturing up now and landing shots from the top. Wineland almost kicks him off and gets to his feet but Faber stays on him and won’t let him up. Faber showing dominance but unable to land much significant offense. Faber slams Wineland from inside his guard and then lands a big elbow. scores the round 10-9 for Faber

Round 3: Wineland with a straight body shot. Faber goes over the top with a right hand. Faber shoots for a takedown but Wineland stuffs it. Faber tries for another takedown that’s stuffed, but he keeps ahold of Wineland and presses him into the cage. Wineland reverses it as the crowd chants, “Faber.” Faber gets off the cage. Faber lands a nice right hand, again. Faber finding his rhythm and landing more frequently now. Faber fails on another takedown attempt but he stays on him, drops under and completes the takedown. He slams Wineland from inside the guard before going to work with elbows and punches. Ten seconds to go and Faber is still working away from top position. scores the round 10-9 for Faber.

Urijah Faber defeated Eddie Wineland via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Faber gives props to and thanks Wineland for the tough fight. Faber warns Dominick Cruz to hide his wife, his kids and his UFC bantamweight strap.


UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua vs. Jon Jones

“God Gave Me Grace” by Fifty Cent starts to play on the loudspeakers before cutting out and giving way to “Empire State of Mind” by Jay Z as Jonny “Bones” walks to the cage looking calm and ready. “Shogun” makes his way to the cage to some random techno beats, also looking primed to go. Herb Dean will oversee this championship bout.

Round 1: Jones tries a jumping knee right off the bat. Then he goes for a head kick. Jones misses a spinning back kick. They exchange and Jones gets Rua to the ground with relative ease. Rua working a high guard against the cage. Very little striking offense from either man as they both work for position. Jones gets into full guard and has Rua pressed against the cage. Rua looking for a leg lock or sweep. Jones with elbows to the body. “Shogun” doing well to not take much damage from the bottom. Rua gets to his feet, but Jones hurts him with punches kicks and knees. Rua is wobbled but pressing forward regardless. Jones lands another big knee. Jones lands with a side kick to the knee and is looking to prove everyone of his backer right here. Jones misses on a spinning elbow and Rua fails on a kneebar attempt after taking Jones’ back. Jones gets on top and head butts Rua to the body. scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round 2: Jones pushes Rua back with a front kick. Rua misses on a looping punch. Jones clinches him against the cage and nails him with a spinning back elbow. Jones scores with a pair of kicks, one low and one high. Jones doesn’t even look like he’s trying and “Shogun” looks like he’s already tiring. Jones sticks him with a left a he tries for a kick. Jones is teeing off on “Shogun,” taking him down off of a leg kick and making him pay for it with ground and pound. Jones with a nice elbow from the top. Rua’s face looking a little worse for the wear. Rua keeps looking to underhook Jones’ leg, but Jones isn’t having it. Jones is warned for strikes to the throat. Jones rolls for a leg lock as the round closes. scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round 3: Rua is trying to stay in the fight, pushing forward with punches but he is unable to land early on. Rua ducks a head kick and takes Jones’ back standing. He rolls for a kneebar again but Jones avoids and ends up in Rua’s guard. He moves to half guard quickly. Jones makes some space and lands with some big punches from guard. Jones pretends to grab Rua’s leg but hammer him with a right hand instead, following up with a ground and pound onslaught that has Rua in big trouble. “Shogun” gets to his feet but Jones hunts him down and finishes things with a liver shot and a big knee. “Shogun” lay in a heap on the canvas and Jones is the new light heavyweight champ.

Jon Jones defeated Mauricio Rua via TKO (strikes) at 2:37 of Round 3.

Jones doesn’t look very surprised at his new acquisition. He kisses Joe Rogan on the cheek and warns anyone trying to come and take his belt that he’s ready to make a stand. Rua congratulates Jones and concedes that the younger fighter was better than him tonight.

Rashad Evans shows up in the cage, to the crowd’s boos and Jones looks displeased. Jones says he isn’t looking forward to it, but that he is ready and willing to take on Evans. “Suga” congratulates Jones on the win and the two share a terse handshake.