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Rashad Evans Injured; Jon Jones vs Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua On Tap for UFC 128

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

– 19-4-0 MMA/ 3-2 UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem

Jon Jones

12-1-0 MMA/ 6-1 UFC Record

– 3 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brandon Vera, Vladmir Matyushenko, Ryan Bader

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During the post-fight interview following Jon Jones’ second round submission victory, Joe Rogan announced that Rashad Evans was injured during training and forced out his title fight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. An emotional Jon Jones fell to his knees, when told that he’d be the replacement for Evans and get a shot at the title at UFC 128. The event takes place on March 19th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will make his first title defense since beating Lyoto Machida with a first round knockout back in May of last year. Rua was awarded an immediate rematch following a closely-contested bout with Machida in October of 2009, in which he lost by a unanimous decision. He lost his highly anticipated UFC debut against Forrest Griffin in September of 2007, but then won back-to-back fights against Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell.

Jon Jones has currently won three straight fights, since being disqualified for using “12 to 6” elbows on Matt Hamill, in a bout he was clearly on his way to winning. During his streak, he has beaten Brandon Vera, Vladimir Matyushenko, and most recently Ryan Bader.

 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Ariel Helwani: Jon Jones Post-Fight Interview

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in UFC, Videos

 

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Top 10 Fighters Updated

I have updated my top 10 lists in each division, as well as the upcoming cards list.

Changes

Pound 4 Pound

  • Anderson Silva has regained his position atop the pound-for-pound list with his stunning front kick KO of Vitor Belfort.

Light Heavyweight

  • Jon Jones has moved up to the #3 spot with his win over Ryan Bader. (Bader drops out of the top 10)
  • Forrest Griffin returns to the top 10 following his victory over Rich Franklin

Middleweight

  • Vitor Belfort drops to #9 following loss to Anderson Silva
  • Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza jumps to #3 with win over Robbie Lawler

Welterweight

  • Mike Pierce enters “Honorable Mention” list following win over Kenny Robertson

Lightweight

  • Melvin Guillard enters top 10 with TKO victory over Evan Dunham. (Dunham drops out of top 10)

Featherweight

  • Mark Hominick moves into top 5 following TKO victory over George Roop (#5)
  • Chad Mendes moves to #6 with victory over Michihiro Omigawa.

Bantamweight

  • Demetrious Johnson enters the top 10 following victory over Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto (#6 spot)
 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in Blog News

 

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UFC 126 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Anderson Silva def. Vitor Belfort via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:25 (retains middleweight title)
  • Forrest Griffin def. Rich Franklin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jon Jones def. Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:20
  • Jake Ellenberger def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Miguel Torres def. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Donald Cerrone def. Paul Kelly via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:48
  • Chad Mendes def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Demetrious Johnson def. Norifumi Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Paul Taylor def. Gabe Ruediger via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 1:42
  • Kyle Kingsbury def. Ricardo Romero via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:21
  • Mike Pierce def. Kenny Robertson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:29

 

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2011 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Ariel Helwani: Jon Jones Pre-Fight Interview

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in UFC, Videos

 

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Jon Jones vs Ryan Bader Targeted for UFC 127 in February

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/20875/ryan-bader-vs-jon-jones-targeted-for-ufc-127-in-february.mma

Jon Jones

11-1-0 MMA/ 5-1 UFC Record

– 2 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Brandon Vera, Vladmir Matyushenko, Stephan Bonnar

Ryan Bader

– 12-0-0 MMA/ 5-0 UFC Record

– 5 TKO, 3 Sub, 4 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Keith Jardine, Eric Schafer, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC on Versus 2 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:52
  • Yushin Okami def. Mark Munoz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard via TKO (eye injury) – Round 3, 2:21
  • Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:04

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Matt Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson via TKO – Round 2, 4:29
  • Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:29
  • Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio via submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 3:10
  • Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:41
 
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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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