UFC on Versus 1: "Vera vs. Jones" is scheduled to go down TONIGHT (Sunday, March 21, 2010) from The 1ST BANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
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"Vera vs. Jones" is set to feature a ridiculous main event between dynamic light heavyweight strikers Brandon "The Truth" Vera and Jon "Bones" Jones in a 205-pound clash that could be Jones' coming out party if he manages to finish the former heavyweight.
A win may even have him in the running for the next light heavyweight title shot.
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UFC ON VERSUS 1: "VERA VS. JONES" QUICK RESULTS:
Jon Jones defeats Brandon Vera via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Junior Dos Santos defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Cheick Kongo defeats Paul Buentello via Submission (Strikes) Round 3
Alessio Sakara defeats James Irvin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Clay Guida defeats Shanon Gugerty via submission (arm triangle choke) in round two
Vladimir Matyushenko defeats Eliot Marshall via split decision
John Howard defeats Daniel Roberts via knockout (punch) in round one
Brendan Schaub defeats Chase Gormley via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Darren Elkins defeats Duane Ludwig via technical knockout (injury) in round one
Mike Pierce defeats Julio Paulino via unanimous decision
Jason Brilz defeats Eric Schafer via unanimous decision
UFC ON VERSUS 1: "VERA VS. JONES" PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY
Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera (205-pound limit)
Round one: Jones with an instant tie up and take down. Vera right to his feet. Nice knee from Jones to the body then he gets a big take down. Vera with full guard. Nice left from Jones. Up kick from Vera, however Jones knee's were down and Vera will loose a point for an illegal blow. Nice elbow from Vera from the bottom as they start from the same position. Vera again with an up kick but hits the shoulder this time. Vera with a high guard looking for an arm bar. Huge elbow from Jones and Vera is hurt bad!!! Jones throws some punches and Vera jumps into the fetal position and thats it the fight is over!!! Jon Jones with a HUGE victory over Brandon Vera. That elbow really must have done some damage it landed right on the eye socket and Vera is swollen and bleeding right away.
Final result: Jon Jones defeats Brandon Vera via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Junior Dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (265-pound limit)
Round one: Lots of dancing and distance to start. Leg kick from Gonzaga. Gonzaga with a brief take down but Dos Santos right back to his feet. Leg kick from Gonzaga. Jab from Dos Santos. Head kick from Gonzaga misses. Head kick from Dos Santos now. Both men land leg kicks. Good body shot from Junior. Leg kick from Gonzaga, Dos Santos lands a right. Dos Santos lands a big left hook and drops Gonzaga and Dos Santos jumps all over him and lands some BOMBS and Gonzaga is out cold!!! WOW Gonzaga is literally asleep. Junior Dos Santos once again is incredibly impressive.
Final result: Junior Dos Santos defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Cheick Kongo vs. Paul Buentello (265-pound limit)
Round one: Buentello throws a big right but just misses. Kongo with a right and Buentello counters with a right. Kongo now going for a take down. Buentello defends. Their against the cage. Kongo finishes it off and now is in half guard. Big body shots from Kongo. Buentello walking up the cage. Buentello to his feet briefly and Kongo slams him back on the mat. Kongo keeping his weight on top of Buentello and landing some body shots. Buentello is free, but he immediately grabs his finger and is grimacing in serious pain. It looks like his finger is broken. The doctor pulls out the dislocated finger now and it seems that their ready to go. Back at it now. Two big rights from Kongo and a good counter from Buentello. Kongo with another good double leg take down. Knees to the body by Kongo. Herb Dean stands them up. Buentello throws a haymaker misses and falls and Kongo pounces and lands some good punches to end the round. 10-9 round for Kongo.
Round two: Jab from Buentello. Leg kick from Kongo. Good right from Kongo and then an uppercut and now both men are throwing bombs and they land!! Kongo takes down Buentello now and has his back and is landing some serious punches from the top. Buentello is trying to work his way up. Kongo stands and lands two HUGE knees to the body, but then inadvertently lands one to the head while Buentello is still down. Kongo is loosing a point which is huge. Kongo bully's his way inside and gets another take down. Kongo lands a good punch. Kongo with big big knee's to the body and Buentello stands up and Kongo lands two big rights and then gets another take down. Buentello bursts to his feet. Kongo now landing some serious knee's to the body. Big right and uppercut from Kongo and Buentello lands a lazy right and Kongo with another take down. Buentello is beaten up at this point. Kongo has the back from the top position. Their stood up. Big right from Kongo and uppercut from Buentello. Kongo with big knees to the thigh of Buentello. Thats the bell, Kongo dominates but looses a point. 9-9 round.
Round three: Kongo again with a take down. Kongo just holding position and throwing elbows to the back of the thigh. Kongo pounds away with some big elbows to the side of the ribs and that is it. Buentello taps out after a sound beating he couldnt have been any tougher but it just all piled up to be too much damage.
Final result: Cheick Kongo defeats Paul Buentello via submission (Strikes) Round 3
Alessio Sakara vs. James Irvin (185-pound limit)
Round one: Sakara with a good combo to start. Leg kick from Sakara. Leg kick from Irvin. Spinning backfist from Sakara. Leg kick from the Italian. Nice straight right from Sakara. Another good right from Alessio. Nice leg kick from Irvin but he is not throwing much. Good body shot from Sakara followed by a good right. Big snapping right from Sakara. Big jab from Sakara and Irvin grabs his eye and goes to his knee's. Josh Rosenthal stops the fight to check the eye, but so far it looks like a clean shot. One more look at the replay confirms it was a solid left hook that stunned Irvin and unfortunately the fight is being stopped when Irvin would have been in some big trouble. Now Rosenthal see's the replay and stops the fight and awards a TKO for Sakara and rightfully so, James Irvin tried to take the easy way out after having it put on him for the majority of the 1st round and luckily the referee got it right.
Final result: Alessio Sakara defeats James Irvin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1