Jon Jones wins the UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship at UFC 128. He pulverized Shogun with a knee to the face. Shogun was outmatched by Jon Jones. He looks like the future of the UFC. He is the best fighter I have seen in recent history. He could be a great match for Anderson Silva. This was an incredible domination of the former champion Mauricio Shogun Rua. Jon Jones was incredible.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jon Jones-Co-Main Event
Round One: Jones throws some quick leg kicks, he slams Shogun to the ground, Jones is working on side control, he lands some good elbows to the head of Shogun. More elbows for Jones and good punches. Again I hate the choke hold. Jones lands a knee and a couple of head kicks, round one is all Jones, Jones lands a good knee and another knee to the body. Shogun is worn out already. Shogun finally lands a good combination, but Jones gets him back to the ground, huge round for Jones.
Round Two: Jones comes out in the second round peppering Shogun with punches. His speed is killing Shogun and Shogun is worn our. Shogun lands a couple of meaningless punches and Jones fights back with quick punches. Jones lands a nice left hand and a nice left elbow. Shogun lands a leg punch and Jones takes him down to the ground. Jones lands a nice elbow and Shogun eats it. Jones lands another nice elbow, Shogun looks completely worn out. He was not ready for Jones’ quickness in this fight. What film did he watch. Shogun’s face begins to bleed from the vicious elbows. Shogun did not have an answer in either of the first two rounds.
Round Three: Jones begins the third round with quick body kicks, he throws in a few quick punches. Shogun gets Jones on the ground, but Jones gets position of Shogun again and jumps on top of the Champion. Shogun eats another elbow, some punches and raking across his face. ]ones hits Shoun with some powerful punches and elbows. Shogun stands up and Jones knees Shogun. Shogun is out and Jones wins the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship by TKO. He looks as good as Anderson Silva. Shogun is beaten up and destroyed in this fight.
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland: The Co-Main Event
Round One: Wineland presses Faber against the fence, Faber defends pretty well, Wineland is starting out the fight very good and lands a good punch to the face of Faber. Faber gets a quick takedown, but they are up quickly. Wineland seems to be overpowering Faber early in the fight, he takes Faber’s back slams him and hits Faber in the back of the head, no warning from ref. Faber misses a head kick, but lands a right and left. Faber lands some quick punches, he tries to take Wineland down, but Wineland is quick and strong. Wineland throws and lands some quick jabs, Wineland may have won, but it was a close round.
Round Two: The second round begins with both fighters dancing and shadow boxing, Faber gets a takedown and lands some vicious elbows, Wineland tries tie up Faber on the ground. Faber treats him to some nice elbows. Wineland continues to try to control Faber, Faber continues to land punches and elbows. Wineland tries to get away, Faber catches him and lands some more punches and a few elbows. Faber lands a great elbow near the end of the round. Faber wins round two.
Round Three: Faber lands a quick right hand and they shadow box some more. Faber lands a knee and another knee, Wineland lands a few decent punches, they both trie to get the advantage and Faber wants to take Wineland down again. This has to be an exhausting fight. Wineland lands a quick jab, Faber pops a right and lands a couple of good rights. Wineland does not like it, so he tries to fight back. Uriah lands a tricky left, they wrestle and Faber finally gets Wineland down with one and a half minutes left. Faber lands some good elbows and tries to get the advantage in round three. Wineland may lose for the first time in two years. The fight ends with Faber on top and they show great sportsmanship at the end of the fight. 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 unanimous decision for Faber, this was a really good fight
Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus:
Round One: Both men come out throwing leather, Shalorus eats a big right hook and a left hand. Miller kicks Shalorus in the mid-section twice, Shalorus throws some wild punches, but has yet landed a good punch. Miller throws a knee, but lands on his back, he jumps back up. Miller grazes Shalorus with a good knee and pounds him in the face with a good punch. Miller lands a great knee to the midsection, tries for a guillotine, but lands on his back instead. Shalorus is on top and Miller is controlling him with good defense. The ref stands them up with twenty seconds left in the round. Miller wins round one easily
Round Two: Miller lands an uppercut and a right hand. He is quick in this fight. Miller tries a flying triangle, but misses. Shalorus continues to throw wild punches hoping to land. Jim Miller lands a nice leg kick, takes Shalorus down and quickly gets his back. He puts a body lock on Shalorus and pounds him with a few punches from his back. Miller tries to lock in a choke and pounds Shalorus in the face with punches. The round ends with Miller in control. Miller wins another easy round.
Round Three: Shalorus begins round three with a little blood trickling out of his nose. Miller is quick, Shaloruos is wild. Miller lands a knee to the groin, ouch!! Nice uppercut and knee by Miller, Shalorous goes down and Miller pounds on him. Shaloruos lies in the middle of the ring in a heap, his face is a bloody mess. This was an awesome TKO for Miller.
Dan Miller vs. Nate Marquardt:
Round One: Miller has Marquardt on the ground and in a choke, Marquardt has beautiful defense, Marquardt reverses, slams Miller and spends the rest of the round on top. This was a close round. I would give it to Marquardt for his defense and controlling the rest of the round, but it could go either way
Round Two: Lots of action in round two. Both men want this fight, Marquardt lands some punches and kicks, Miller takes him down, but does little damage on the ground. Marquardt takes Miller on the ground. Miller gets Marquardt in a guillotine, but Marquardt has great defense again. Marquardt feeds Miller some good elbows from the top, Miller has excellent defense. Another close round that Marquardt pulled out with control.
Round Three: Miller’s face is bloody, his left eye is bleeding on the eyebrow. Marquardt hits him with some nice punches and a good kick to Miller’s front leg. Miller tries to take Marquardt down and eats a nice right hand. Marquardt puts Miller on his back again. Miller is game, but Marquardt controls him on hte ground. The choke hold by Marquardt gets on my nerves and has to be tough on Miller’s breathing. Marquardt lands some good punches from the top, he controls Miller through the rest of the round. Good fight, but Marquardt controls most of it. 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 unanimous decision for Marquardt.
Mirko “Cro Cop” vs. Brendan Schaub
Round One: Schaub takes Cro Crop on the ground and shows him some ground and pound. Schaub wins round one because he controlled the round and Cro Crop. Cro Crop tries throw some kicks, but does little damage-round one to Schaub
Round Two: Cro Crop lands a kick, but gets taken down by Schaub.The two men hold each other in the corner, both men land knees. Cro Crop lands a nice uppercut to the chin of Schaub. Schaub’s face is bleeding badly from the damage. Schaub shows some urgency and is bleeding through his mouth. Cro Crop wins round two with nice elbows, Schaub’s nose could possibly be broken.
Round Three:Schaub takes the fight to the ground in the third. He takes Cro Crop down two times in the first two minutes of the round-Schaub KO’s Cro Crop in the Third round with a huge right to the top of the head. What a fight.
Preliminary Bouts (Spike TV)
Luiz Cane def. Eliot Marshall via first-round TKO
Edson Barboza def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision
Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Almeida via unanimous decision
Gleison Tibau def. Kurt Pellegrino via split decision
Joseph Benavidez def. Ian Loveland via unanimous decision
Nick Catone def. Constantinos Philippou via unanimous decision
Erik Koch def. Raphael Assuncao via first-round KO
UFC 128 was incredible. Schaub’s comeback KO of Cro Crop was incredible. Jim Miller gets a tremendous TKO over the tough fighter Shalorus. The best fight of the night was the main event. Jon Jones dominated Shogun through the Championship fight and wins with a TKO near the end of round three. Jon Jones is the new UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion. He will fight Rashad Evans in the future for the championship. That should be a fantastic fight. Jon Jones was incredible and he brought some excitement to UFC 128. I hope you did not miss this event. Jon Jones is only twenty-three years old