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UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Results

NEWARK, N.J. – Results from UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Champion Jon Jones made quick work of challenger Chael Sonnen to retain his light-heavyweight title in the evening’s main event. In the co-main event, Micheal Bisping outpointed Alan Belcher before an accidental eye-poke rendered Belcher unable to continue. The judges awarded Bisping the decision.

Complete results for the entire event are as follows:

***James Head vs. Nick Catone was scratched from the card after Catone was removed due to dehydration.


Light-Heavyweight Championship

Champion Jon Jones (17-1, 11-1 UFC) vs. Chael Sonnen (27-12-1, 6-5 UFC)

  • Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen by TKO (punches) Rd. 1, 4:33


Michael Bisping (23-5, 13-5 UFC) vs. Alan Belcher (18-7, 9-5 UFC)

  • Michael Bisping def. Alan Belcher by Decision (unanimous technical*)

*Due to accidental eye-poke, fight was stopped and judges’ scorecards were read.


Roy Nelson (18-7, 5-3 UFC) vs. Cheick Kongo (18-7-2, 11-5-1 UFC)

  • Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo by KO (punch) Rd. 1, 2:03


Phil Davis (10-1, 6-1 UFC) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (10-5, 1-2 UFC)

  • Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes by decision (unanimous)


Jim Miller (22-4, 11-3 UFC) vs. Pat Healy (29-16, 0-1 UFC)

  • Pat Healy def. Jim Miller by Submission (rear-naked choke) Rd. 3, 4:02


Rustam Khalibov (15-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Yancy Medeiros (9-0, 0-0 UFC)

  • Rustam Khalibov def. Yancy Medeiros by TKO (thumb injury) Rd. 1, 2:32

Light Heavyweights

Ovince St. Preux (12-5, 0-0 UFC) vs. Gian Villante (10-3, 0-0 UFC)

  • Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante by Decision (majority technical*)

*Due to accidental eye-poke, fight was stopped and judges’ scorecards were read.

Women’s Bantamweights

Sara McMann (6-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Sheila Gaff (10-4-1, 0-0 UFC)

  • Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff by TKO (punches) Rd. 1, 4:06


Bryan Caraway (17-6, 2-1 UFC) vs. Johnny Bedford (19-9-1, 2-0 UFC)

  • Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford by Submission (guillotine) Rd. 3, 4:44


Leonard Garcia (15-10-1, 2-6 UFC) vs. Cody McKenzie (13-3, 2-3 UFC)

  • Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia by Decision (unanimous)


Steven Siler (21-10, 3-1 UFC) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (9-1, 0-0 UFC)

  • Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh by Decision (unanimous)

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