Main Event: Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen
Jon Jones successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight championship tonight. He was able to pressure Chael Sonnen and take him down with ease. A knee and a couple of elbows later. That was it. Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen by TKO 4:33 of round one.
Another Note: That broken left big toe of Jones’ was pretty intense. Looked like Jones was going to pass out at any minute during his interview with Joe Rogan.
Co-main Event: Michael Bisping vs Alan Belcher
Michael Bisping was able to rebound from a recent loss from Vitor Belfort, defeating Alan Belcher by technical decision. It was painfully obvious that Belcher had no respect for Bisping’s stand up. Never putting his hands up to protect himself. Bisping’s pace played a factor in this bout. He was better conditioned than Alan and it showed. 30 seconds left in the third, he accidentally poked Belcher and the fight was stopped. Michael Bisping def. Alan Belcher by technical decision.
Main Card Fight: Roy Nelson vs Cheick Kongo
Roy Nelson is one heavy handed fighter. He was able to pick up another knockout. Kongo had no chance to get comfortable in the fight, losing 2:03 of round one. This is Nelson’s last chance to move into title contention. Unfortunately for Kongo, he will be a gatekeeper at best. Roy Nelson wins by KO 2:03 of round one.
Main Card Fight: Phil Davis vs Vinny Magalhaes
This was the most complete striking performance of Phil Davis’s career. He was two steps ahead of Magalhaes the whole fight. A completely dominant performance for Davis tonight means a bout with a top ten light heavyweight should be next. Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalaes by unanimous decision.
Main Card Fight: Pat Healy vs Jim Miller
Pat Healy proved that he is one fighter who shouldn’t be overlooked. He was able to prove to the UFC that he is an elite lightweight and could be a contender in the future. Healy put the pressure on Miller and it paid off. He was able to get a rear naked choke in the third round and announce himself as a threat to the lightweight division. Good for you Pat Healy, we will never underestimate you again. Pat Healy def. Jim Miller by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:02 of round three.