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Posted on September 25, 2011 by John Petit

UFC 135 Official Results: Jones Defends His Title, Koscheck Knocks Out Hughes
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The UFC returned to Denver, Colorado for the first time since 1995, and they brought a card worthy of a homecoming to the fans in attendance and the viewers at home. Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight championship belt against Quinton Rampage Jackson in an exciting main event. Jones used his length and reach to keep Rampage on the outside of his strikes and picked him apart. The end of the fight came in round 4 when Jones took the back of Jackson and secured a rear naked choke at 1:14. Even though Rampage said some disparaging things about Bones in the lead up to the fight, he complimented him by saying he was a good fighter.

In the co-main event, Josh Koscheck was able to knock out UFC Hall Of Famer Matt Hughes with just one second left in round 1. The talk before the fight was that Hughes had planned on retiring after the fight, but Hughes asked the UFC to “Put him on the shelf for a while.” Koscheck was a last minute replacement for Diego Sanchez. Koscheck thanked Hughes for the fight, and said he spent some time focusing on himself while he was recovering from inuries.

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Fight Of The Night: Jon Jones Vs Quinton Rampage Jackson

Submission Of The Night: Nate Diaz

Knock Out Of The Night: Josh Koscheck

Below are the full official results for UFC 135:

Main Event:
Light Heavyweight Championship:
Jon Jones (Champion) 204.5 lbs. Vs. Quinton Jackson (challenger)  204 lbs.
Jon Jones defeated Quinton Jackson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:14 of Round 4
Jon Jones remains light heavyweight champion.

Co-Main Event
Welterweight bout:  
Matt Hughes  170 lbs. Vs. Josh Koscheck  170.5 lbs.
Josh Koscheck defeated Matt Hughes by KO at 4:59 of round 1

Heavyweight bout:  
Ben Rothwell  263 lbs. Vs. Mark Hunt   261 lbs.
Mark Hunt defeated Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Heavyweight bout:
Travis Browne   255 lbs. Vs. Rob Broughton   261 lbs.
Travis Browne defeated Rob Broughton by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lightweight bout:  
Nate Diaz  156 lbs. Vs. Takanori Gomi 155  lbs.
Nate Diaz defeated Takanori Gomi via submission (straight arm bar) at 4:27 of round 1

SpikeTV Prelims
Lightweight bout:  
Tony Ferguson 155 lbs. Vs. Aaron Riley   155 lbs.
Tony Ferguson defeated Aaron Riley by TKO (Dr.’s stop/Broken jaw) at 5:00 round 1

Middleweight bout:  
Nick Ring   186 lbs. Vs. Tim Boetsch   185 lbs.
Tim Boetsch defeated Nick RIng by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Facebook Prelims
Featherweight bout:  
Junior Assunção  145 lbs. Vs. Eddie Yagin  145 lbs.
Junior Assunção defeated Eddie Yagin by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Bantamweight bout:  
Takeya Mizugaki  135 lbs. Vs. Cole Escovedo   135 lbs.
Takeya Mizugaki defeated Cole Escovedo via TKO (punches) at 4:30 of round 1

Light Heavyweight bout:  
James Te Huna   205 lbs. Vs. Ricardo Romero   205 lbs.
Te Huna defeated Romero via KO (punches) at 0:47 of round 1


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