The hype train of light heavyweight challenger Jon Jones rolled into Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for UFC 128 and it left with some gold hardware. Besides stopping a robbery just hours before his fight Jones had the biggest fight of his your career against Mauricio Rua. Just like the previous UFC fights for Jones, he made this one look effortless and easy and is now the UFC light heavyweight champion.
The rest of the main card saw two decision victories and two third round technical knockouts. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber won a tough decision against former bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland to position himself near the top of the bantamweight division. Lightweight contender Jim Miller became the fight fighter to finish Kamal Shalorus and now has a seven fight win streak in the UFC. Depending on the outcome of the Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida fight Miller could possibly be next in line for a shot at the title.
Here is the complete UFC 128 results:
MAURICIO RUA vs. JON JONES - Jon Jones 3rd round TKO
URIJAH FABER vs. EDDIE WINELAND - Urijah Faber by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
JIM MILLER vs. KAMAL SHALORUS - Jim Miller by 3rd round TKO
DAN MILLER vs. NATE MARQUARDT - Nate Marquardt by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
MIRKO CRO COP vs. BRENDAN SCHAUB - Brendan Schaub 3rd round TKO [KO of the Night]
LUIZ CANE vs. ELIOT MARSHALL – Luiz Cane by 1st round TKO
EDSON BARBOZA vs. ANTHONY NJOKUANI - Edson Barboza by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) [Fight of the Night]
RICARDO ALMEIDA vs. MIKE PYLE - Mike Pyle by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
KURT PELLEGRINO vs. GLEISON TIBAU - Gleison Tibau by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ vs. IAN LOVELAND - Joseph Benavidez by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
NICK CATONE vs. COSTANTINOS PHILLIPOU – Nick Catone by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO vs. ERIK KOCH – Erik Koch by 1st round KO [KO of the Night]
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