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- Jon Jones vs. Quinton Rampage Jackson
Result: Jon Jones defeats Quinton Rampage Jackson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:14 of R4.
- Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck
Result: Josh Koscheck defeats Matt Hughes via KO (punches) at 4:59 if R1.
- Mark Hunt vs. Ben Rothwell
Result: Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision. (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)
- Rob Broughton vs. Travis Browne
Result: Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton via unanimous decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi
Result: Nate Diaz defeats Takanori Gomi via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of R1.
- Aaron Riley vs. Tony Ferguson
Result: Tony Ferguson defeats Aaron Riley via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at the end of R1.
- Tim Boetsch vs. Nick Ring
Result: Tim Boetsch defeats Nick Ring via unanimous decision. (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Cole Escovedo vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Result: Takeya Mizugaki defeats Cole Escovedo via TKO (punches) at 4:30 of R2.
- Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin
Result: Junior Assuncao defeats Eddie Yagin via unanimous decision. (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
- Ricardo Romero vs. James Te Huna
Result: James Te Huna defeats Ricardo Romero via KO (punches) at 0:47 of R1.
- Fight of the Night: Rampage Jackson and Jon Jones $75,000
- Submission of the Night: Nate Diaz $75,000
- Knockout of the Night: Josh Koscheck $75,000
- Attendance: 16,344
- Live Gate: $2 million
- UFC 135 Videos Here
It didn’t take the UFC long to find a replacement, Josh Koscheck who has been sidelined 9 months with a broken orbital bone after losing to GSP at UFC 124 was primed to take the fight on short notice. Koscheck tweets:
“:) Got a fight in 21 days b*tches. … Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????”
Meanwhile Diego is heartbroken after losing a chance to fight his idol.
“I am heartbroken that I have to inform MMA fans that I cannot fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 later this month. I have never physically felt more prepared to compete than I felt for this fight, which makes this even more painful for me. While I do not know right now when I will return, I want to assure all of the fans out there that I will be back in the Octagon as soon as I am 100-percent healthy.”
UFC 135 “Jones vs. Rampage” takes place on September 24th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.