MMAFrenzy.com has complete results and play-by-play from “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” from Sept. 24 in Denver, Colorado, which was headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Check out MMAFrenzy.com’s complete UFC 135 coverage along with the UFC 135 results and play-by-play below:
UFC 135 Recaps
- Josh Koscheck KOs Matt Hughes in First, Hughes Not Retiring
- Mark Hunt, Travis Browne Earn Lackluster Decisions
- Nate Diaz Submits Takanori Gomi in First Round
- Tony Ferguson, Tim Boetsch Win on Spike Prelims
- Te-Huna, Mizugaki, and Assuncao Win on Facebook Prelims
UFC 135 Results
MAIN CARD (PPV)
- Jon Jones (c) def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 4, 1:14
- Josh Koschek def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) – Round 1, 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) – Round 1, 4:27
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Tony Fergusgon def. Aaron Riley via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 5:00
- Tim Boetsch def. Nick Ring via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Junior Assuncao def. Eddie Yagin via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Takeya Mizugaki def. Cole Escovedo via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:30
- James Te-Huna def. Ricardo Romero via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:47
UFC 135 Play-by-Play
NATE DIAZ VS. TAKANORI GOMI
Round 1- Fighters both take time to feel each other out before Diaz catches Gomi but Gomi recovers. Neither fighter is cutting the ring. Gomi lands a tough body shot but Diaz retaliates with a nice right hook. Diaz is getting confident and begins to taunt the more tenative Gomi. Diaz rocks Gomi but Gomi recovers. Gomi shoots but Diaz reverses and takes Gomi’s back. Fighters work back to their feet and Diaz begins to tee off before Gomi takes him down with a body lock. Diaz sinks in a deep triangle and as Gomi is going out he switches to an armbar for a quick tap at 4:27. Best performance of Nate’s career by far.
TRAVIS BROWNE VS. ROB BROUGHTON
Round 1- Browne opens up the action with a huge overhand right that misses. Broughton connects on a low kick that stumbles Browne and Browne clinches. Browne pins Broughton against the cage but the fight doesn’t stay there long. Browne is swinging for power on every shot but is not doing a good job of keeping his hands up or stringing more than one or two punches together. Broughton having a tough time closing the distance as Browne is backing up whenever he advances. Browne attempts a poor attempt at a flying knee but misses. Browne lands a takedown into mount to end the round. Close round but 10-9 Browne.
Round 2- Broughton looks for a leg kick but Browne evades it. Broughton keeps moving forward but Browne mostly just evades and picks his spots. Browne attempts a big front kick but Broughton moves out of the way easily and catches it but cannot take Browne down. Browne lands a nice flurry and pins Broughton against the cage but isn’t utilizing it well. The fighters separate and Browne looks tired. Browne gets a takedown and he’s got Broughton mounted again. The round ends, and Browne wins another close one. Browne 20-18.
Round 3- Round starts with more of the same before Browne lands another takedown midway through the round and begins working from half-guard. Very little action in this round as Browne lands just enough to keep the fight on the ground. Browne wins the round 10-9. Should win 30-27.
Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
BEN ROTHWELL VS. MARK HUNT
Round 1- Fighers try to touch gloves but cannot get in sync and just give up. Rothwell quickly shoots but Hunt slides away easily. Both fighters look more trimmed than they have been in the past. Hunt’s moving well and looking to get inside the reach of Rothwell. Rothwell fakes a punch and hits a blast double into mount. Hunt manages to recover side control and uses the cage to escape. Rothwell tries another shot and is blocked by Hunt. Rothwell shoots again and Hunt shows much better hips than he has in the past and escapes. Hunt with the takedown and gains side control briefly. Rothwell escapes and we’re back to our feet. Rothwell’s eye is a mess now from an elbow. Rothwell lands a takedown with 25 left and lands some elbows to end the round. Great opening round action wise but Rothwell takes it 10-9.
Round 2- Both fighters exchange early before Rothwell takes another shot and is blocked. Hunt with a takedown and he begins working ground and pound from Rothwell’s half butterfly guard. Big elbows from Hunt and Rothwell gains full guard. Rothwell is trying to set up an armbar but Hunt passes into side control. Hunt goes knee to belly and lands some shots. Ben gives up his back and Hunt works from back side mount. Hunt moves to mount and shockingly goes for a very poor armbar, needed to get his legs in better position. Kudo’s to Hunt for advancing his game though. Round ends and Hunt wins it easy. Hunt 10-9 and 19-19. *Rothwell is limping badly, likely blew his knee again.
Round 3- Rothwell looks awful and Hunt is on the warpath. Hunt lands a strong upper cut and spinning elbow before gaining a takedown. Hunt postures up and lands a few hammerfists before the action stops. The referee stands them up. Both fighters are tired but Rothwell is clearly fighting hurt and attempts several desperate takedowns to no avail. Hunt lands a massive shot and somehow Rothwell is standing. Hunt lands a double on a zombie-like Rothwell. Hunt is in side control and lands a few hammerfists. Referee stands them up from side control with a minute left… um wow… Rothwell is still zombie like as Hunt fires a headkick and tries a takedown but Rothwell counters and ends up in mount. Round 3 goes to Hunt 10-9. Hunt 29-28.
Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28,29-27,30-27)
MATT HUGHES VS. JOSH KOSCHECK
Round 1- Both fighters start feeling each other out quickly. Hughes appears to be taking a page from GSP by working the jab, it’s nowhere as crisp but keeping Kos at length. Kos finally storms in but few shots land. Both fighters firing combinations but not landing much. Hughes lands a nice combo. Honestly, this is the best his striking has ever looked. Kos lands an overhand right and attempts a takedown but cannot finish as Hughes defends nicely and throws a solid knee on the way out. Kos lands a nasty upper cut and Hughes is reeling. Kos unloads with a few more power shots before Hughes grabs the thai clinch. Hughes pulls guard to avoid a strike and Kos unloads with hammerfists and a hook. Hughes gives up his back and is knocked out cold via hammerfists at the end of the round.
Josh Koschek defeats Matt Hughes via KO at 4:59 of Round 1
JON JONES VS. QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Round 1- Jones comes out in a modified wrestling stance and gains the clinch off a shot fake. Hard knee to the inside of the thigh, it was close but it was on the thigh. Jones works a front headlock and lets it go before unloading a brutal elbow. Rampage complains again but they still appear on the thigh. Jones is digging for a throw but the fighters finally separate and we’re back in the middle of the octagon. Jones throws a headkick-frontkick combo that misses. Jones ducks in and clinches again but just throws Rampage aside. Rampage swings for the fences but no one is home. Jones with a brutal leg kick and is using his range very well. Jones goes with a teep to thigh and then pummels in for a throw again but pins Rampage to the cage. Jones throws some knees and then a spinning elbow to separate out of the clinch. Wheel kick misses and Jones misses a takedown. Rampage throws bombs but Jones evades perfectly. 10-9 Jones.
Round 2- Jones with another headkick that Rampage checks. Rampage rushes but Jones clinches and turns Rampage into the cage. Jones tries a shot off a front headlock but Jackson shows good takedown defense. Jones is using the kicks to keep range but Rampage is trying to use those chances to close with little success so far. Rampage is now just looking to counter in the center of the octagon as dictates range well. More kicks from Jones and Rampage is telegraphing his shots by loading up too much, enabling Jones to evade and counter. Jones is controlling the range well and barely misses a front kick. Nice combo by Jones and then he clinches up Rampage again. Jones pulls guard with a triangle attempt but time runs out. 10-9 Jones (20-18).
Round 3- Fighters circle and Rampage throws a kick but it is nowhere close. Rampage trying leg kicks now. Rampage slows after a counter and Jones hits a beautiful outside single leg and transitions to side control. Jones advances to mount easily and postures up on Rampage. Jones lands a massive elbow before Rampage uses a hip escape but ends up caught in a tough front headlock. Another high front kick to the face attempt by Jones that barely misses. Jones with a teep kick to knee that stumbles Rampage. Rampage tries to counter and swings wildly but again Jones evades. Flying knee attempt by Jones barely misses. Jones feints a low kick that transitions to a headkick, great technique but Rampage checks it barely. Jones attempts a double at the end and is a little rough letting Rampage go after the bell. Round 3 to Jones 10-9 (30-27).
Round 4- Left hook rocks Rampage but Jones slips on a kick. Jones uses a front headlock again to take Rampage down against the cage. Rampage gives up his back. Jones throws in the hooks and lands a beautiful rear naked choke to end the fight in impressive fashion at 1:14.
Jon Jones (c) defeats Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:14 of Round 4