UFC: Cigano and “Bones” Jones win by knockout

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Cigano gets the knockout again. Photo: Josh Hedges

This Sunday UFC on Versus took place in Colorado, USA. It’s the first installment of the event to be broadcast live in the United States on the Versus cable channel. Check out how the main events went and the complete results below:

Jon Jones vs Brandon Vera

22-year-old Jon Jones, tipped to be a major obstacle in the already packed light heavyweight division of the UFC, put on a clear display of his wrestling prowess. Despite Vera having the style among his main weapons, Jones took his opponent down with ease. On the ground, he had to recover from an illegal upkick, resulting in Brandon being docked a point. In what ensued after the stoppage, Jon worked the ground and pound and threw a concussive elbow that ended Vera’s chances, all in the first round.

Junior Cigano vs Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga

In the all-Brazilian fight, Junior Cigano stuck with tradition and got his fifth knockout in a row in the UFC. Gabriel Napao tried for the takedown to use his highly touted Jiu-Jitsu, but the fight played out on the feet. Napao tried to work in his dangerous high kick, while Cigano threw precision punches. When Gabriel tried for another kick, Junior landed a spot-on left that knocked his opponent to the canvas, where he continued to rain down with punches until the referee called an end to the action, still in the first round.

“Master, I dedicate this win to you,” he would say after the triumph, in homage to coach Luiz Alves, who passed away last Friday.

“I want to fight the best. When the UFC feels I’m ready to fight for the title, I’m ready,” he said in finishing.

Check out the complete results:

UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Broomfield, Colorado

Jon Jones defeated Brandon Vera via TKO at 3:19 min of R1
Junior Dos Santos defeated Gabriel Gonzaga via TKO at 3:53min of R1
Cheick Kongo defeated Paul Buentello via TKO (desistance) at 1:16min of R3
Alessio Sakara defeated James Irvin  via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:11 min of R1

Preliminary bouts

Clay Guida submitted Shannon Gugerty via arm-and-neck choke at 3:40min of R2
Vladimir Matyushenko defeated Eliot Marshall via split judges’ decision
Darren Elkins defeated Duane “Bang” Ludwig via TKO at 0.44min of R1
John Howard defeated Daniel Roberts via KO at 2:20 of R1
Brendan Schaub defeated Chase Gormley via TKO at 0.47min of R1
Mike Pierce defeated Julio Paulino via unanimous decision
Jason Brilz defeated Eric Schafer via unanimous decision

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