Jon Jones retains title at UFC 140 with spectacular submission of Lyoto Machida

Two masters of their craft collided tonight in Toronto at UFC 140 with seemingly unbeatable divisional king Jon Jones successfully defending his light heavyweight championship against real life “karate kid” Lyoto Machida. The win marked Jones’ fourth in 2011 and third in a row against a former UFC title-holder.

“Bones” picked up the victory after a tough opening round with Machida landing some solid offense. However, Jones overcame the adversity and locked in a Standing Guillotine Choke in the second stanza. “The Dragon” refused to tap and ultimately went to sleep as a result.

Also going down on the evening’s lineup, Octagon icon Tito Ortiz fell in what is expected to be one of two remaining bouts before retirement, getting pounded out by well-rounded PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira who did most of his damage with a brutal knee to the body.

Additionally, Frank Mir solidified his bid for a shot at the heavyweight belt in 2012 by taking out recently resurgent Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira out for a second time, breaking his arm in the process after nearly getting knocked out early himself.

Here is a full rundown of UFC 140 outcomes:

John Cholish def. Mitch Clarke via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Jake Hecht def. Rich Attonito via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Mark Bocek def. Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision
Yves Jabouin def. Walel Watson via Split Decision
Dennis Hallman def. John Makdessi via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Constantinos Philippou def. Jared Hamman via KO Round 1 (Strikes)
Igor Pokrajac def. Krzysztof Soszynski via KO Round 1 (Strikes)
Chan Sung Jung def. Mark Hominick via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Brian Ebersole def. Claude Patrick via Split Decision
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Tito Ortiz via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Frank Mir def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via Submission Round 1 (Kimura)
Jon Jones def. Lyoto Machida via Technical Submission Round 2 (Standing Guillotine Choke)

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