UFC 140 Results/Gate/Attendance/Salraires/Bonuses/Medical

UFC 140 was magical. Seriously, it was. I’m talking Hogwarts magical. Mitch Clarke and John Cholish put on a great opening bout, one that got me excited and downing shots in anticipation of a mediocre card. Little did I know the magic was already on me. Rich Attonito came out and had Jake Hecht stunned in the first round, leading me and everyone at our party to think it was gonna be over quick. It was, only Jake Hecht reversed the momentum with a brutal landed on Attonito as he held Hecht against the cage in an attempt to get the takedown, leading to a TKO victory for Hecht. The magic was becoming palatable. Tasty even. Mark Bocek nd Nik Lents put on a good back and forth to finish off the Facebook prelims.

After finally finding Ion Television on Direct TV (channel 502 I think it finally was) Jves Jabouin fought Walel Watson to a split decision victory, from my seat it was too close to call and I would have been satisfied with either coming out as the victor. Needless to say it was an exciting fight. Dennis Hallman came in and just handled John Makdessi. A good win for Hallman, despite the fact that he came in heavy, I do appreciate him acknowledging this fact in his post fight interview, calling the fight a ‘wash’. Not so sure if 155 is the best place for Hallman, it’s a giant weight cut for him. Time will tell. Constantinos Philippou and Jared Hamman reminded us that magic was still in the air, as Philippou KO’d Hamman towards the end of the 1st round. Philippou looked very very good. It was a great win for him. The magic turned black for a few minutes as Igo Pokrajac (a highly touted prospect with great hands) KO’d Krzysztof Soszynski 35 seconds into the first round. A great debut for Igor and a tough loss for KSOS. This fight closed out the Ion broadcast and took us to the main card….The magic was clearly evident, what we couldn’t figure out was if it was good or bad juju. We would soon find out.

Chan Sung Jung destroyed Mark Hominick in 7 seconds, tying the official UFC record for fastest KO with Todd Duffee. Mark Hominick became a high light reel afterthought in 7 seconds. After trying to catch Jung with a punch following the customary chand slap at the beginning of the round, Jung ducked and stepped in with a straigh right to end Homminick’s night. Gettign tricky and trying to capitalize on the sportsmanship of Jung cost Mark more than a loss on his record. The brutality of his defeat puts him several steps down the title ladder, in return moving Jung up a handful of spaces. Claude Patrick and Brian Ebersole put on another solid back and forth with Ebersole edging out Patrick for the ‘W’. I scored the fight for Patrick, but felt it could go either way. Next up was Tito Ortiz and Lil’ Nog. Tito came out strong, pressuring Lil Nog with solid punches until Lil Nog caught Tito, changing the momentum immediately. Tito covered up, allowing Lil’ Nog to dictate the pace, land at will and bring Tito down. The fight ended with several unanswerd body blows which most likely broke 1 or more of Tito’s ribs, ending Tito’s night and possibly his career in the UFC by TKO in the first round. Tito has 1 more fight left on his contract, and I hope the UFC lets him finish his career there, he earned it. I also hope he ends his career on a win.

Big Nog, Lil’ Nog’s twin brother was up next against an always dangerous Frank Mir. Mir having KO’d BIg Nog in their first encounter was predicting a similar outcome. As was I. What happend was a surprise to everyone, most of all Big Nog. After hurting Mir early int he first round, Big Nog decided to try for a submission instead of finishing Mir with GnP or standing him up, Big Nog’s first mistake. Mir was able to reverse the submission, rolling into a Kimura (Big Nog’s second mistake) ending up in an awkard position in which Big Nog was unable to ever get out of save for tapping. Here is where Big Nog made his 3rd and final mistake. Instead of accepting his position as check mate, he waited until Mir broke his arm before tapping, possibly ending his MMA career for good. We at MMA Rants Today wish Big Nog a speedy recovery and hope this is not the end of his legendary career.

FINALLY! Jon Jones faced his toughest challenge to date (a real surprise to me, I didn’t think Machida was a a worthy opponent at this stage, I was wrong). Jones looked like a real champion, losing the first round on many scorecards, except the judges that is, then coming back to dominate Machida with a visciouls elbow on the ground before submitting him into unconsciousness, and finally dropping Machida’s lifeless body for good measure. Something the fans/media are pointing to as another reason to hate on the champ. I myself found no wrongs in his pre or post fight performances. Cut this kid some slack. If anyone should deserve some angry internet nonsense, it’s Frank Mir. His utter destruction of Big Nog’s arm and shoulder was uncalled for in my opinion, where’s the outrage for possibly ending another fighters career? Since when do performances like Mir’s and Shinya Aoki’s get a pass for damaging their opponents? End Rant. Needless to say, what I myself, and many others thought would be a mediocre card turned into a spectacular card with a true LHW Champion emerging. A Champion many are predicting will reign for quite some time. We can only hope. The fight info is below, it will be updated as it is released. Enjoy.

Medical Suspensions:

Jon Jones: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Lyoto Machida: Suspended 30 days for cut over right eye
Frank Mir: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Suspended 60 days due to submission loss; needs clearance from orthopedic surgeon
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Tito Ortiz: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss; needs chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound
Brian Ebersole: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Claude Patrick: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Chan Sung Jung: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Mark Hominick: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss; needs MRI or CT scan
Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Krzysztof Soszynski: Suspended 60 days due to knockout loss; needs MRI or CT scan
Constantinos Philippou: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Jared Hamman: Suspended 60 days due to knockout loss; needs MRI or CT scan
Dennis Hallman: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
John Makdessi: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Yves Jabouin: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Walel Watson: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Mark Bocek: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Nik Lentz: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Jake Hecht: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Rich Attonito: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss; needs MRI or CT scan
John Cholish: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons
Mitch Clarke: Suspended 60 days due to TKO loss; needs MRI or CT scan

Fighter Salaries: Will be updated when released.

Live Gate/Attendance

Gate:  $3.9 million
Attendance:  18,303

Preliminary card (Facebook)

  • Lightweight bout: Canada Mitch Clarke vs. United States John Cholish
    Cholish defeated Clarke via TKO (punches) at 4:36 of round 2. This bout aired on the televised prelim broadcast following the Philippou vs. Hamman fight.
  • Welterweight bout: United States Rich Attonito vs. United States Jake Hecht
    Hecht defeated Attonito via TKO (elbows and punches) at 1:10 of round 2. This bout aired on the televised prelim broadcast following the Makdessi vs. Hallman fight, and also on the PPV broadcast following the airing of the Soszynski vs. Pokrajac fight.
  • Lightweight bout: Canada Mark Bocek vs. United States Nik Lentz
    Bocek defeated Lentz via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). This bout aired last on the televised prelim broadcast following the Soszynski vs. Pokrajac fight.

Preliminary card (Ion Television/Sportsnet)

  • Bantamweight bout: Haiti Yves Jabouin vs. United States Walel Watson
    Jabouin defeated Watson via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 30–27).
  • Catchweight (158.5lb) bout: Canada John Makdessi vs. United States Dennis Hallman
    Hallman defeated Makdessi via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:58 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Jones vs. Machida fight.
  • Middleweight bout: Cyprus Constantinos Philippou vs. United States Jared Hamman
    Philippou defeated Hamman via KO (punches) at 3:11 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Ortiz vs. Nogueira fight.
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Poland Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Croatia Igor Pokrajac
    Pokrajac defeated Soszynski via KO (punches) at 0:35 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the airing of the Makdessi vs. Hallman fight.

Main Card

  • Featherweight bout: Canada Mark Hominick vs. South Korea Chan Sung Jung
    Jung defeated Hominick via KO (punches) at 0:07 of round 1.
  • Welterweight bout: Canada Claude Patrick vs. United States Brian Ebersole
    Ebersole defeated Patrick via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Light Heavyweight bout: United States Tito Ortiz vs. Brazil Antônio Rogério Nogueira
    Nogueira defeated Ortiz via TKO (punches to the body) at 3:15 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout: United States Frank Mir vs. Brazil Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
    Mir defeated Nogueira via submission (kimura) at 3:38 of round 1.
  • Light Heavyweight Championship bout: United States Jon Jones (c) vs. Brazil Lyoto Machida
    Jones defeated Machida via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:26 of round 2.

Bonus awards

  • Fight of the Night: United States Jon Jones vs. Brazil Lyoto Machida
  • Knockout of the Night: South Korea Chan Sung Jung
  • Submission of the Night: United States Frank Mir