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“UFC 152: Jones Vs. Belfort” Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort.

Tonight’s fight card comes to us live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. As always, our live coverage of the main card is brought to you by UFC Internet Pay-Per-View on Yahoo! Sports.

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Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman

Our first fight of the night takes place on Facebook, and in the welterweight division, as Kyle Noke (19-6-1) makes his debut in the weight class vs. Charlie Brenneman (15-4). Noke and Brenneman were set to be part of the UFC 151 card that was cancelled. The referee in charge will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Quick combo off the bat for Brenneman is answered by jab and front-kick from Noke. Noke with a step-in-jab that connects with power. Noke unloads, drops Brenneman and finishes him with several lefts and rights that cause the referee to step in and call it. Strong right was the decisive blow in this one by Noke.

Kyle Noke def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (strikes) at :45 of Round 1

Mitch Gagnon vs. Walel Watson

We head to the bantamweight division next, as Mitch Gagnon (8-2) competes in his native country of Canada against Walel Watson (9-4). A thunderous ovation for Gagnon. Josh Rosenthal will be the referee.

Round 1: Gagnon catches Watson early, landing a nice strike and a kick. Watson with a huge reach advantage, but Gagnon catches him coming in with a left that drops Watson. Gagnon goes on the attack, grabbing a choke as Watson tries to get to his feet. Gagnon gets the hands locked and Watson is forced to tap, igniting the Canadian crowd.

Mitch Gagnon def. Walel Watson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 1

Seth Baczynski vs. Simeon Thoresen

Our final Facebook fight of the night takes place back at the welterweight ranks, as Seth Baczynski (16-6) battles Simeon Thoresen (17-2-1). The referee will be John McCarthy.

Round 1: Both fighters taking their time, feeling each other out. After the first two fights, this one feels as if it is in the fifth round already. Thoresen misses with a big right, as Baczynski fires off a big combo. Power right by Thoresen, as Baczynski comes in with a knee. Baczynski catches Thoresen with a left that stops him for a brief moment. Thoresen trying to kick the legs out of Baczynski, as Thoresen catches a finger to the eye. As they tie up, Baczynski lands a huge punch and floors Thoresen and knocks him out cold. Three fights, three finishes for the Facebook prelims.

Seth Baczynski def. Simeon Thoresen via KO at 4:10 of Round 1

Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage

We begin the FX-televised prelims with featherweights Jimy Hettes (10-0) and Marcus Brimage (5-1). The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Let’s see if the televised prelims can deliver like the Facebook ones. Brimage tags Hettes early, dropping him to the canvas. Brimage fends off a weak takedown attempt by Hettes. Brimage dancing around, landing big strikes with ease. Hettes goes for another takedown and Brimage avoids it. Brimage with a nice 1-2 combo, as Hettes lands a knee that connects a little low. Brimage sweeps Hettes’ leg and “The Kid” falls, but Brimage doesn’t go to the ground, allowing him back up. Brimage catches Hettes with a left that drops Hettes and follows up with a few strikes, but lets him up again so not to get caught in a submission. Brimage teeing off with lefts and rights. Heavy breathing by Hettes now, as he misses with a wild right. Blood coming from right eye area of Hettes, as Brimage continues to pepper him with strikes. Knee to the body by Brimage. Left from Brimage connects, as Hettes is unable to do much damage with his punches. Big left and right land by Brimage, as they two seem to be enjoying this style of fight.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brimage

Round 2: Brimage ducks a head kick and comes in with several power strikes. Hettes looking a little more confident with his striking now. Brimage landed 65 significant strikes in the first round. Hettes gets his hands around Brimage and takes him to the mat, which is exactly where Hettes wanted to be. Brimage trying to power out, but Hettes takes his back. Brimage, however, rolls through and is able to avoid the submission attempt and get back to his feet. Hettes has the back of Brimage once again, this time in more control with a body triangle. Hettes looking for the rear-naked choke with just over two minutes to go in the round. Brimage’s size seems to be causing Hettes trouble, as he works to his knees. Hettes still on his back with the body triangle. Just over a minute to go, and Brimage eats a few punches to get to his feet. Brimage fends off the takedown attempt by Hettes and lands a big right.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hettes

Round 3: Brimage with a left, and is landing some nice leg kicks to start the round. Looks like an accidental headbutt has caused bleeding behind the ear of Hettes. Hettes with a solid right that lands to face of Brimage, as he is using his quick striking to keep Brimage off balance. Not much power from Brimage now, as Hettes is just walking through his strikes. Hettes drops for a single, but Brimage fends it off with ease. Brimage with a leg kick as the round comes to a close.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Brimage

Marcus Brimage def. Jimy Hettes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sean Pierson vs. Lance Benoist

Back to the welterweight division, as Sean Pierson (12-6) faces off with Lance Benoist (6-1). Josh Rosenthal will be the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: The two clinch, but neither is able to gain the upper-hand. Pierson drops Benoist, but Benoist is able to get back to his feet before taking too much punishment. Pierson catches a kick by Benoist and flips him to the ground. Benoist unable to lock in the submission, and the two go back to their feet. Pierson rocks Benoist with a left, but he’s unable to follow up. Under 30 seconds to go in the round, and either fighter could still take it. Pierson with another big left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierson

Round 2: Pierson locks Benoist up against the cage, but is unable to do any damage. Benoist comes in but eats a right from Pierson. Benoist goes for the takedown but Pierson lands on top and works to control his head and try to move to the back. Attempt at an anaconda choke goes unsuccessful for Pierson. Benoist with a nice left that connects. Superman punch by Benoist misses, as his right eye is very red right now. Cut is also around the eye area of Benoist’s.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierson

Round 3: Benoist with some solid kicks to start the round, but eats another big Pierson strike. Pierson continuing to control the bout, countering everything thrown by Benoist. Flying knee misses by Benoist. Leg kick by Benoist, but Pierson counters again. Excellent counter-punching by Pierson is winning him this round and the fight. Just over a minute to go, as Pierson is rocked by Benoist. Pierson’s dropped and Benoist is landing lefts and rights in bunches. Pierson attempting to tie Benoist up, but Benoist hammering away with his free hand. Benoist takes the mount, but is unable to secure the submission, and the fighters get back to their feet. Pierson still on dream street, but he ties up Benoist and is able to survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benoist

Sean Pierson def. Lance Benoist via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham

Lightweights make their first appearance, as TJ Grant (18-5) takes on Evan Dunham (13-2). We will have Dan Miragliotta as the referee in charge.

Round 1: Dunham putting together nice combos early, landing an uppercut and a straight left. Knee to the body by Grant. Right-hand lands by Grant, who has turned the tides from the early moments. Dunham with an uppercut, but takes another knee to the body in landing the strike. Dunham landing some big rights, as Grant fires back. A good, solid exchange by the two through the first couple of minutes. Straight left lands by Grant, but Dunham catches his kick attempt again. Crazy exchange, as both fighters are just walking right into everything. Inside leg kick by Grant. Elbows by Grant to the face of Dunham. More body shots from Grant, as he lands a right-left combo off the clinch. No desire to go to the ground from either fighter, and just like that, Dunham gets a takedown. Both fighters were disappointed to be bumped from the main card.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Round 2: Dunham catches a kick and fires off a nice right. Dunham with 50 significant strikes and the one takedown through five minutes of action. Straight strike by Grant, but Dunham doesn’t wilt, standing and exchanging. Knee to the face causes a huge cut to Dunham, but he comes right at Grant, smiling. Blood going up and down the middle of Dunham’s face, like a straight line of red. Failed takedown by Dunham, as Grant tries for one of his own to no avail. Another rapid-fire exchange by the two. Grant comes in as Dunham tries to get the blood off his face. Blood everywhere now on Dunham, as each time Grant hits him, the cut seems to expand. One-two combo by Dunham followed by a body shot. Dunham gets another late takedown as less than a minute remains.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Grant

Round 3: Likely to be an intense final round, as these two have traded blows for 10 minutes. Dunham with a six-inch cut from the knee of Grant, according to Joe Rogan. Dunham firing off everything: lefts, rights, kicks, as the blood begins to ooze again. Solid left to the face of Grant. Combo lands by Dunham, as Grant looks to be tired. Dunham with a left that connects on the jaw of Grant. Dunham lands punch-punch-kick on Grant, but is unable to get the takedown. Swooping left misses by Dunham. Grant answers back with under two minutes to go, and gets denied on the takedown attempt. Grant puts his hands on his legs, as he looks completely exhausted. Dunham denied the takedown. Under 50 seconds, and more strikes exchanged. Dunham drops levels and gets the takedown, possibly winning the round and the fight by doing so.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

TJ Grant def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Igor Pokrajac vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Our final prelim of the night features the return of Ultimate Fighter runner-up Vinny Magalhaes (10-5), as he takes on Igor Pokrajac (25-8). The referee will be John McCarthy.

Round 1: Magalhaes locks up Pokrajac early, looking to get this to the ground and work his excellent submission game. Magalhaes with a trip and control of the arm. Magalhaes firing off with some big rights, as he controls the action. Magalhaes drops down with a big right fist, looking to soften Pokrajac up and grab a limb. Magalhaes into side control with over two minutes to go. Magalhaes slides to the top and looks for an arm, putting a lock on the arm/shoulder area of Pokrajac. Under a minute and Pokrajac goes to his feet, leaving the dangerous ground of Magalhaes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magalhaes

Round 2: Pokrajac takes Magalhaes down, but Magalhaes locks in a triangle attempt. Pokrajac looking to use his power, but Magalhaes flips him and gets the tap with a nasty armbar submission. Pokrajac’s arm looks badly injured as he screamed out in pain before the referee could step in.

Vinny Magalhaes def. Igor Pokrajac via submission (armbar) at 1:14 of Round 2


Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

We open up the pay-per-view portion of the card with a between Cub Swanson (17-5) and Charles Oliveira (16-2). The referee will be Yves Lavigne in this catch-weight (146.2 pounds) affair.

Round 1: Swanson with a strong kick to the lead-leg of Oliveira, who gets a takedown early and is looking for a submission right away. Nice elbow to the head by Oliveira, followed by another one. Swanson gets up and out, and they square off again. Swanson throwing some haymakers right now, looking for the KO. Body shot by Swanson connects, as he drops him to the mat with a right to the head. Oliveira seemed to be having issues with the body shot, and did not block the big right at all, as Swanson brought it all the way up from his hip.

Cub Swanson def. Charles Oliveira via KO at 2:40 of Round 1

Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

We will see the return of Matt Hamill (11-4) next, as he takes on UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3) at light heavyweight. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: Hamill goes right after Hollett, jumping right into his face. Hamill looking to unload, throwing some quick jabs at Hollett, who appears a little hesitant to start. Hollett lands an overhand right and a left to the body. Hollett throwing some heavy punches. Jab by Hamill connects, as he avoids the hands of Hollett. Restlessness from the fans, despite both fighters deciding to stand and trade. Hamill taunting Hollett a little now, trying to get him to come in wildly. Hamill gets a takedown off the single-leg, and now he is unloading on Hollett from above. Hollett covering up, but he isn’t fighting back. Hamill locks a leg and continues to fire off on the head of Hollett. Fists to the face by Hamill as we go under 30 seconds in the round. Hamill moving from side to side, attacking Hollett, who is able to get to his feet and land a big knee as the round ends. Hollett with a right that bloodies the eye of Hamill.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hamill

Round 2: Hamill again stalks right at Hollett to start. Hollett loading up the right, looking to maybe catch Hamill coming in. Big left by Hollett, and another left. Hollett fends off a weak takedown attempt by Hamill, who threw 75 significant strikes in the first round – a record for the 205-pound division. Hollett goes for a knee, but Hamill gets the easy takedown. Hamill lets Hollett up, and eats a right. Body shot misses by Hollett. Spinning-back kick by Hollett just a glancing blow, if anything. Hamill looks a little tired, as he isn’t throwing his left at all. Failed takedown attempt by Hamill. Hollett again goes to the body, as Hamill seems gassed. Hamill with a takedown to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hollett

Round 3: Quick exchange to start, as Hollett lands a big left. Both fighters seem tired, and Hamill takes advantage, shooting in and getting the takedown. Hamill now on top, takes the back of Hollett and unloads on the face, much like the first round. Hamill riding Hollett, who is covering up. Hollett tries to roll, but winds up in side control, giving Hamill an opening to his face. Hamill firing the right to Hollett’s head, but Hollett is able to get back to his feet. Hamill shoots again and gets a power double-leg takedown into half-guard. Hamill in complete control, as Hollett is breathing heavy and bleeding from his nose/mouth. Wild right misses by Hollett, and Hamill gets his sixth takedown of the match.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hamill

Matt Hamill def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann

We enter the middleweight division next, as Michael Bisping (23-4) and Brian Stann (12-4) compete, with each fighter looking to make an impact and secure a potential future shot at the title. The third man inside the Octagon will be Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Stann with a big right, as Bisping moves out of the way. Stann ties up Bisping and pushes him against the fence. Bisping reverses it and lands a nice knee inside the clinch. Bisping keeping Stann tied up, neutralizing Stann’s big right. Stann looking to unload the right and end this fight right now. Body shot by Stann and a jab to the face. Quick right by Stann flinches Bisping. Jab answer by Bisping, and a nice right. Bisping drops levels and goes for the takedown, but Stann stays upright thanks to the cage. Elbow to the face by Bisping inside the clinch. Stann goes for the right again, but Bisping ducks. Quick exchange by both men. Stann catches a leg and lands a nice jab. Left connects from Bisping, who goes for a single-leg takedown but is denied. Stann hurts Bisping with a right as we go under 10 seconds in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stann

Round 2: Bisping seemed uneasy as the round ended thanks to the right by Stann. Another takedown attempt by Bisping, who powers Stann up and gets it, moving to side control. From here, Stann can’t connect with his heavy right. Stann powers Bisping off him and moves to control. Bisping looking to lock in a submission, possibly a triangle, but Stann sees that and changes position. Stann took a thumb to the eye, but Bisping didn’t stop and they are back to their feet. Compared to Stann, Bisping looks small, though he is a bigger middleweight, as well. Bisping with a nice jab that lands. Big right misses by Stann. Bisping gets another takedown, powering Stann to the canvas with 30 seconds to go.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Round 3: Exchange of leg kicks to start, as Bisping is landing 70-percent of his strikes. Quick jab by Bisping, who drops and gets his third takedown of the match. Stann with a big right as they stand back up. Overhand right by Bisping lands, as does a left. Blood coming from below eye of Stann. Bisping shoots again, but Stann fights it off. Under three minutes to go. Combo from Bisping, as Stann continues to look for the KO blow. Bisping ducks the right, shoots and attempts another takedown. Stann again fights off hte takedown attempt. Stann with a pair of knees inside the clinch as we go under 1:30 left in the fight. Body kick by Stann, as Bisping lands a combo. Stann might have wobbled Bisping with a pair of rights, but Bisping goes for another takedown, and gets it with 30 seconds left. They exchange, and Bisping goes for another takedown as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bisping

Michael Bisping def. Brian Stann via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Joseph Benavidez vs. Demetrious Johnson for vacant UFC flyweight championship

We will crown the first-ever UFC flyweight champion next, as Joseph Benavidez (16-2) battles Demetrious Johnson (15-2-1). The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Johnson avoids Benavidez thanks to his speed right away. Knee to the body by Johnson after a left. Benavidez traps Johnson against the cage, negating his speed advantage and looking for a takedown. Johnson lands a knee to the head, and one to the body. Body shot by Benavidez just misses. Right lands by Johnson as Benavidez tries coming in to attack. Series of strikes by Johnson after Benavidez slips. I’ll be honest folks, there is so much action in this fight, I know I am missing some. These two guys are so quick. Benavidez attempting to slow Johnson down by keeping him pinned against the Octagon. A minute left in the round, as Johnson lands a right. Benavidez throwing wildly, almost seems annoyed a little by not being able to cut off Johnson.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 2: Johnson with a left, right and a hook after nearly taking the back of Benavidez. Head kick misses by Benavidez. Nice leg kick lands by Benavidez. Benavidez throws his right to trap Johnson against the cage, but is unable to do any damage. Benavidez misses on the takedown attempt. Right hand connects by Johnson. Another takedown attempt by Benavidez is denied by Johnson. Johnson slips behind Benavidez after an attack but can’t get him to the mat. Less than a minute to go. Solid right kick by Johnson.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round 3: Benavidez appears to have found a nice rhythm, landing with a little more consistent here in the third. Uppercut by Benavidez, who misses with a head kick that brings some noise from the crowd. Cut on the head of Benavidez now, as Johnson starts to apply some pressure. Swooping left misses by Johnson. Right by Benavidez connects. Benavidez tries for a back-fist, but Johnson ducks. Benavidez with a takedown, but can’t keep Johnson on the canvas long enough to do any damage. Ninety-seconds remain in the round, as Benavidez throws a big right. Left hook by Benavidez. Eye poke by Johnson on Benavidez, but ref says he didn’t see it and doesn’t allow Benavidez time to recoup. Eye poke was pretty obvious. Canadian crowd becoming restless with this fight, as Johnson lands a nice right.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Round 4: Inside leg kick lands by Johnson, as Benavidez spins and avoids a strike. Counter right hook connects by Johnson. Benavidez lands with a big right that drops Johnson, as Benavidez swarms and goes for a guillotine choke with just under four minutes to go. Benavidez goes to the mount, seems to have his hands locked under the chin and together as Johnson tries to work his legs free. Johnson working to keep Benavidez from getting his hands together, and he survives the choke. Johnson grabs a leg, but that allows Benavidez to go back to mount. Benavidez looks to be going for an arm-triangle choke, but is unable to do it and Johnson gets to his feet, avoiding a tough submission attempt by Benavidez. Two minutes to go and Benavidez is dominating this round. Benavidez drops but Johnson winds up on top and takes his back. Johnson ducks and gets the takedown. Another duck-under takedown for Johnson, who moves to side control with 20 seconds left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benavidez

Round 5: Johnson starts off with the kicks again. Kick to the body by Johnson lands, as Benavidez misses with a right. Johnson throws a wild right that misses, but comes back and gets his third takedown of the match. Benavidez up, and Johnson sends him back down with another takedown. Left lands by Johnson, who has controlled these first two minutes. Counter right by Johnson, who goes for – and gets – another takedown. Johnson moves into side control and grabs the head of Benavidez. Back to their feet with two minutes to go. Counter right by Johnson lands again, as he stuffs off Benavidez takedown. Right to the chin lands by Benavidez, his best strike of the round. Under a minute, and Benavidez seems a little annoyed by his inability to catch Johnson.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) to win the UFC flyweight championship

Jon Jones (c) vs. Vitor Belfort for UFC light heavyweight championship

It’s time for the main event, as Jon Jones (16-1) attempts to defend his UFC light heavyweight title for a fourth time against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort (21-9). John McCarthy will serve as the referee. Jones entered the Octagon very relaxed, smiling and enjoying his walk to fight Belfort.

Round 1: Belfort throws kick at Jones as he crawls towards him. Jones with a kick to the lead leg of Belfort. Jones shoots in, as a single-leg and gets the takedown. Belfort attempting to lock Jones up. Jones lifting Belfort up, and slams him to the ground. Belfort grabs an armbar, and has it locked in. Jones is trying to power out and slam Belfort who locks it in tight. Jones, though, is able to pull his arm out and go back to the mount. The arm looked at least hyper-extended, and the crowd is now loudly behind Belfort. Blood over the face of Belfort, as it appears an elbow cut Belfort over the eye lid. Belfort again turns for an armbar, but is unable to get it locked in this time. More elbows by Jones, who postures up and lands a big left. Plenty of blood covering the face of Belfort now. Right and left elbows continue to cut up and bloody the face of Belfort. A minute to go in the opening round. Huge left elbow to the face of Belfort.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round 2: Big kick by Belfort misses, but he lands a body blow. Jones cutting Belfort off, as Jones lands a pair of front-leg-side kicks. Spinning back elbow attempt by Jones misses, as Belfort lands a head kick. Another kick to the lead leg by Jones, who hasn’t thrown his right at all, as it might be injured from the armbar attempt in the first by Belfort. More kicks to the lead leg by Jones, taking power away from Belfort. Two straight to the lead leg/knee area. Big right and left miss by Jones. Two minutes to go in the round. Front kick misses by Jones, but kick to thigh does not. Jones with a big combo. Belfort pulls guard on Jones with just over a minute to go. Belfort looking for the armbar again, looking for the right opportunity to try and lock it in. Belfort avoiding taking a lot of damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round 3: Jones quickly cuts the cage off again, and lands a big head kick and thigh kick. Jones definitely seemed interested in ending this via a kick. Kick to body hurt Belfort, who dropped to the ground. Jones drops down and lands a big elbow to the eye area again. Belfort looking for the armbar. Three minutes to go in the third round. Belfort blocks spinning kick, but Jones goes right back to attacking the thigh. Right by Jones connects, as blood starts to pour from Belfort’s face. Belfort pulls guard again, as Jones starts landing elbows to the face. Jones right in the corner of Greg Jackson, doing exactly what he instructs him to do. More elbows to the face courtesy of Jones.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round 4: Head-kick attempt by Belfort is followed by a series of strikes. Belfort pulls guard once again, but Jones lands on top and has his arms secured. Jones goes for a kimura and Belfort quickly taps.

Jon Jones def. Vitor Belfort via submission (kimura) at :54 of Round 4 to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship