Jon Jones Takes Out “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135
By FCF Staff
Despite a determined effort, the athleticism and skill of Jon “Bones” Jones was too much for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson tonight at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado, as the light-heavyweight champion submitted the challenger in the fourth round.
Although Jackson never appeared to be in serious trouble throughout the championship fight’s opening three rounds, the former champ was unable to launch any substantive offense towards Jones. After Jones took Jackson to the mat shortly into round four, the Greg Jackson fighter quickly secured a fight ending rear-naked-choke to defend the light-heavyweight crown.
In the co-main-event, Josh Koscheck fought his way through the stiff jab of Matt Hughes and took the legend to the canvas late into the first round. From there, Koscheck finished the bout with a vicious series of punches and hammer fists, leaving Hughes unconscious face down on the mat.
The former champion announced afterwards that although he was not retiring, he would be asking the UFC to put him “on the shelf” for the time being.
Here are the results from tonight’s UFC 135 card.
Jon Jones def. Quinton Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) – R4, 1:14
Josh Koscheck def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) – R1, 4:59
Mark Hunt def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
Travis Browne def. Rob Broughton via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nate Diaz def. Takanori Gomi via submission (armbar) – R1, 4:27
Tony Ferguson def. Aaron Riley via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – R1, 5:00
Tim Boetsch def. Nick Ring via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Junior Assuncao def. Eddie Yagin via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Takeya Mizugaki def. Cole Escovedo via TKO (punches) – R2, 4:30
James Te Huna def. Ricardo Romero via KO (punches) – R1, 0:47