Jon Jones puts Lyoto Machida to sleep to retain his light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 140 tonight (Sat., Dec. 10, 2011) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Machida looked good early, just long enough to make fans worldwide think he might have a chance at pulling off the upset. Jones quickly squashed all that talk with a strong left hand followed by the standing guillotine choke that ended it. "Bones" ends his 2011 fight campaign having gone 4-0 with wins over Ryan Bader, Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson and Lyoto Machida. Can anyone stop this man? For a complete recap of the fight against "The Dragon" click here and for complete UFC 140 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida (205-pound limit)
Round one: Jones comes out crawling again then stands up traditional style. Leg kick from Jones. Side kick to the thigh from Jones. Spinning back kick from Jones misses. Leg kick from Machida. Hard leg kick from Jones. Good leg kick from Jones then he blocks a right from Machida. Kick to the thigh from Jones. Powerful leg kick from Jones and Machida counter with a right that barely misses. Jones is the faster man. Left from Machida lands. Good body kick and left from Machida. High kick from Jones misses. Good counter right from Machida. Machida again lands a stiff left that backs up Jones! Body kick from Machida he is finding holes now and he stunned Jones with that left. Good high kick from Jones glances the head of Machida. That is the bell and a close round but I think Machida landing the more significant blows in that round. 10-9 Machida.
Round two: Leg kick from Jones. Leg kick from Machida. Spinning back kick from Jones. High kick from Jones lands. Leg kick from Jones. Good body kick from Jones. Leg kick from Jones. Good right from Machida and now he is throwing wild punches at Jones and gets him to back off even though he didnt land. Jones looks hesitant now knowing Machida can land. Big right from Jones lands HARD. Now Jones with a big take down and he lands a big elbow right off the bat. Machida already bleeding badly from his forehead. Jones looking for a choke now. Machida working up to his feet and Jones lands a big knee to the leg. Ref stops it to check out the cut on Machida's forehead. Doctor gives the ok. Machida is cut bad. Foot stomps from Jones and then a knee to the body. More knees to the body from Jones. Jones lands a big right that drops Machida!!! Jones grabs a hold of a choke!! Its a standing guillotine and Machida will not tap!!! The ref stops the fight and Jones lets go of the standing guillotine and Machida crumples to the mat and he is OUT COLD! Machida is ASLEEP!!! Amazing win after some real trouble for Jones.
Final result: Jon Jones defeats Lyoto Machida via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:26 of Round 2