As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida. Our live coverage will start with the beginning of the Facebook prelim stream (5:45 p.m. ET), continuing through the ION TV prelim broadcast (7 p.m. ET) and finally through the pay-per-view broadcast (9 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
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Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his title against former champion Lyoto Machida in the evening's main event. In the co-main event of the evening, heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira rematch. The "other Nogueira brother" in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira faces Tito Ortiz on the card as well. Rounding out the PPV broadcast is a welterweight bout between Claude Patrick and Brian Ebersole as well as a featherweight bout between Chan Sung Jung and Mark Hominick.
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Mark Hominick vs. Chan Sung Jung - Round 1 - Hominick throws a wild right and Jung cracks him with a counter and Hominick goes down. A flurry by Jung follows up and Hominick is eating them and the referee stops the fight. Chan Sung Jung wins by TKO (punches), 0:07 Round 1.
Claude Patrick vs. Brian Ebersole - Round 1 - Ebersole with a straight left that misses. Ebersole shoots for a leg and Patrick defends well. Ebersole pushes him to the cage. Now Patrick has Ebersole pushed into the cage. Ebersole drops down for a takedown and Patrick locks up a guillotine and pulls guard. It looks deep and Eversole gives a thumbs up. Patrick has to give up on it and now Ebersole is on top. Patrick stands up without taking any damage. Jab by Ebersole. Patrick with a nice left. Two punches and a jab by Ebersole. Ebersole tries for a takedown and can't get it. Patrick with a nice flurry of punches and uppercuts. I don't think anyone will agree with me but I went 10-9 Patrick.
Round 2 - Patrick with a few punches and then misses badly with a takedown attempt. Patrick with a nice left hand and a knee to the body. Elbow by Ebersole on the break. Ebersole looks for another takedown. Patrick with a knee and a couple short elbows. Patrick shoots and Ebersole defends. Patrick pushing forward with strikes. Catches an Ebersole kick and takes his back standing briefly but Ebersole turns into him against the cage. Patrick with a nice flurry and it's the best offense of the round. 10-9 Patrick again.
Round 3 - Ebersole working and working for a takedown and he turns into Patrick who was sprawled out defending. Patrick manages to get up and Ebersole picks him up and slams him back down. Patrick tries to get up and Ebersole takes his back and is landing some decent punches. Patrick standing up but Ebersole riding his back. Patrick gets free by attacking the arm. Patrick tries to lock in a choke, Ebersole gets out. They're up and Patrick lands some nice shots. Good body shot by Patrick. Patrick goes for another choke and Ebersole gets out. Patrick took the round at the end there. 30-27 Patrick on my card.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Ebersole, 29-28 Patrick, 29-28 Ebersole. Brian Ebersole wins by split decision.
Tito Ortiz vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - Round 1 - Tito with a head kick and some punches. Uppercut gets in for TIto. Tito shoots and is looking for the single leg. They trade shots but Tito with nice punches here in the clinch. Hard shots by Nogueira. Nogueira with a hard shot and Tito drops! Tito recovers and gets full guard. Body shots are hurting Tito and he is forced to cover up. Nogueira is wearing himself out a little bit. Nogueira throwing a lot of body shots here and Tito isn't doing anything. He's rolling around on the ground now clutching his ribs. Tito is badly hurt. It was a knee to the body that started it and elbows and punches to the body on the ground that ended it. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira wins by TKO (body punches), round 1.
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - Round 1 - Jab by Nog gets in. Another jab lands for Nog. And again he gets in with it. Nog looks for a takedown which gets stuffed. Nogueira working him against the cage and Mir turns him. Mir gets the takedown into Nog's half guard. Nogueira gets up. Nice elbows by Nogueira in the clinch, and again. Big knee and a left hand. Noguiera landing hard and Mir drops! Nog with more punches and Mir manages to escape from a choke. Mir briefly on top. Mir takes the arm with a kimura. Nog won't tap. They're rolling, Nogeira still wont tap and the shoulder pops. Frank Mir wins by submission (kimura), round 1.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones (c) vs. Lyoto Machida - Round 1 - Jones misses with a leg kick and then a jumping kick to the leg. Machida moving out of the way of punches early. Jones misses another punch, and then misses a spinning back kick. Machida with a leg kick. Leg kick by Jones lands hard. Machida left hand is blocked. Machida doing well still at avoiding Jones' strikes. Leg kick by Jones and Machida with a left hand, right hook that misses. Machida rushes forward and can't land clean. Body kick and left hand by Machida is his best offense so far. Machida flurries after a Jones miss. Machida hits Jones hard! Jones defends but eats a body kick. Right hand by Machida. 10-9 Machida round.
Round 2 - Both men land early leg kicks. Jones flicks a head kick that just misses. Jones missing with a few punches as Machida is still using distance brilliantly. Jones with a leg kick. Jones looking to spin. Machida is tagging him after slipping a kick. Very good flurry by Machida. Right hand lands hard for Jones. Jones with a big takedown and he's looking to land elbows. Machida cut open from an elbow. Jones looking for a choke now. Machida standing up and Jones tries to take his back standing. Big John stops the fight to let the ref check the cut. Back to the clinch to restart it. Jones working knees to the thigh and body. Both men land big punches at the same time and Machida briefly drops. Jones locks up a hard standing guillotine and Machida goes out. Jones drops him to the mat and walks away. Jon Jones wins by technical submission (standing guillotine), round 2.