COMMENTARY | UFC 159 was an entertaining fight card, with light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones adding Chael Sonnen to his long list of victims.
Here are the results of the UFC 159 fight card held on April 27, at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J:
Jon Jones def. Chael SonnenJones went right after Sonnen at UFC 159, taking him down at will and softening him up against the cage. After going 3-3 on his takedown attempts, Jones decided to stay in Chael's guard and work in hard shots. He kept going until Sonnen stopped intelligently defending himself, forcing referee Keith Peterson to stop the contest at 4:44 of round one.
Michael Bisping def. Alan BelcherNeither man got much done during the first round of their UFC 159 fight, but Bisping found his groove during the second round, consistently landing the cleaner, harder punches. "The Count" kept up the pressure during the third round until an accidental eye-poke brought the contest to an end with 29 seconds left on the clock. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28, all for the winner by technical decision, Michael Bisping.
Roy Nelson def. Cheick KongoNelson went right to work at UFC 159, dropping Kongo with an overhand right early in their fight. He followed up with a few more punches, prompting referee Kevin Mulhall to stop the contest at 2:03 of round one.
Phil Davis def. Vinny MagalhaesDavis looked awesome at UFC 159, controlling the pace of their bout from start to finish. Magalhaes had an opportunity to secure Phil's back during the first round, but he wasn't able to capitalize on it. Vinny didn't do much else after that, as "Mr. Wonderful" picked him apart standing while effortlessly stuffing his takedown attempts. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27, all in favor of Davis.
Pat Healy def. Jim MillerMiller got off to a solid start at UFC 159, landing nice shots and a few takedowns during the first round. However, Healy turned things around in the second round, beating Miller at his own game by out grappling him. "Bam Bam" sealed the deal during the third round, putting Miller to sleep via rear-naked choke at the 4:02 mark.
Rustam Khabilov def. Yancy Medeiros (TKO, round one)
Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante (technical decision)
Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff (TKO, round one)
Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford (guillotine choke, round three)
Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia (unanimous decision)
Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh (unanimous decision)
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