The following is from our live coverage of UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage. To access our full coverage, click here.
Round 1: Riley comes out aggressive, getting right in Ferguson’s face. Riley looking to make this a dogfight, getting inside Ferguson’s range. Ferguson is keeping things tight though and looking to adjust. He lands two nice uppercuts, but eats a hard inside leg kick. He knocks Riley to the mat when he catches a high kick, but Riley pops right back up. Ferguson lands a hard one-two. Ferguson might have stung Riley with those, he’s finding his range, leading with a left uppercut. He pops Riley’s head up and puts him on his heels with an uppercut-right hand combo. Riley recovers, though he isn’t through the woods; Ferguson is stalking him down. Riley lands low on Ferguson, who gets pissed and rocks him with a right hand. Ferguson is beating Riley up now, his mouth is hanging open and bleeding, clearly damaged. Riley is fighting back, Ferguson is avoiding most all of his offense and landing hard to the face and body. Ferguson with a hard body kick. Ferguson ends the round by attempting a flying knee.
FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Ferguson
Riley says that his jaw is broken and he can’t continue, the fight is stopped in between rounds. The crowd boos and Ferguson apologizes.
Tony Ferguson defeated Aaron Riley via TKO (broken jaw) after the first round