UFC 135 was a successful event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Here are the results of the UFC 135 fight card held on Sept. 24, 2011, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Jon Jones defeats Quinton Jackson
The youngest champion in the history of the UFC, Jon Jones sent a loud message to MMA fans around the world, defeating Jackson via rear-naked choke in the fourth round. From grappling to striking, Jones dominated Rampage the entire duration of the MMA fight, establishing himself as the future of the UFC.
Josh Koscheck defeats Matt Hughes
Hughes looked pretty good for a majority of the first round, dominating the standup battle and jabbing Koscheck at will. In the final minute of the round, a wobbly Hughes fell to the ground while going for a knee and Koscheck jumped all over him. A barrage of big punches from Koscheck and the former UFC welterweight champion was done for the night.
Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell
Hunt evened out his MMA record against Rothwell, displaying some improved ground skills on the way. Hunt’s kickboxing expertise turned out to be the difference, as he battered Rothwell for three rounds, earning himself the unanimous decision.
Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton
Not the most competitive MMA fight in the world, Browne looked very comfortable in the Octagon against Broughton, earning the easy unanimous decision.
Nick Diaz defeats Takanori Gomi
Diaz had no problems against Gomi, completely out-classing the Japanese MMA fighter in the standup department. After knocking Gomi down a few times, Diaz displayed his BJJ skills, ending the MMA fight via arm-bar.
Tony Ferguson defeats Aaron Riley (TKO, round one)
Tim Boetsch defeats Nick Ring (unanimous decision)
Junior Assuncao defeats Eddie Yagin (unanimous decision)
Takeya Mizugaki defeats Cole Escovedo (TKO, round two)
James Te Huna defeats Ricardo Romero (KO, round one)