The UFC makes its way onto the Versus network tonight at 9 p.m. ET with UFC Live: “Vera vs. Jones” from Broomfield, Colorado. The evening’s card is headlined by a light heavyweight match between fast-rising prospect Jon “Bones” Jones and Brandon “The Truth” Vera.
But that is not all the card has to offer, as three other explosive match ups will be aired live on Versus preceding the main event. Beginning the televised card will be a middleweight brawl between James “The Sandman” Irvin and Alessio Sakara. Following that fight is a heavyweight bout between Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello and Cheick Kongo. In the evening’s co-main event, rising heavyweight sensation Junior dos Santos will look to continue his climb up the ranks with a victory over Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Gabriel Gonzaga.
The televised portion begins at 9 p.m. ET on Versus. Continue reading for both preliminary and main card results as they happen.
Jon Jones def. Brandon Vera via technical knockout in Round 1
Junior dos Santos def. Gabriel Gonzaga via technical knockout in Round 1
Cheick Kongo def. Paul Buentello via submission (strikes) at 1:16 of Round 3
Alessio Sakara def. James Irvin via technical knockout at 3:01 of Round 1
Clay Guida def. Shannon Gugerty via submission (arm triangle) at 3:40 of Round 2
Vladamir Matyushenko def. Eliot Marshall via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Darren Elkins def. Duane Ludwig via TKO (injury) at 0:44 of Round 1
John Howard def. Daniel Roberts via knockout at 2:01 of Round 1
Brendan Schaub def. Chase Gormley via technical knockout at 0:47 of Round 1
Mike Pierce def. Julio Paulino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jason Brilz def. Eric Schafer via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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