UFC 128 in Photos
UFC 128 Rapid Recap:
Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Jon "Bones" Jones dominated Shogun Rua, defeating him by third-round TKO to become the youngest UFC Champion in history.
Bantamweight bout: Urijah Faber def. Eddie Wineland by unanimous decision.
Lightweight bout: Jim Miller def. Kamal Shalorus by third-round RKO.
Middleweight bout: Nate Marquardt def. Dan Miller by unanimous decision.
Heavyweight bout: Brendan Schaub knocks out Mirko Cro Cop in Round Three. (Knockout of the Night)
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Light Heavyweight bout: Luiz Cane def. Eliot Marshall by first round TKO.
Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza def. Anthony Njokuani by unanimous decision. (Fight of The Night)
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Welterweight bout: Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Almeida by unanimous decision (much to the crowd's chagrin).
Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau def. Kurt Pellegrino by split decision.
Bantamweight bout: Joseph Benavidez def. Ian Loveland by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight bout: Erik Koch def. Raphael Assunção by knockout in Rd 1, 2:32. (Knockout of the Night)
Catchweight (195 lb) bout: Nick Catone def. Constantinos Philippou by unanimous decision.
-Bonuses were $70,000. Post-main event, Rashad Evans stepped inside the Octagon, confirming the next light heavyweight title bout to be Jones vs Evans.
Some photos from UFC 128, courtesy of Eugene Tsvetkov:
The new champ is ecstatic.
An awkward exchange between two former friends and training partners: Rashad Evans (left) and Jon Jones (right).
It's was TIME!
"Bones" Jones just overwhelmed "Shogun" Rua.
Kurt Pellegrino (left) and Gleison Tibau (right) fought a close fight, but Tibau got the judges' nod.
Urijah Faber (left) was ready for Eddie Wineland (right).
Eric Koch received a well deserved "Knockout of the Night" bonus.
Cro Cop's high kick is still lethal to this day.
Jim Miller scores a third-round TKO over Kamal Shalorus in front of his home crowd.