UFC 140 Results Recap: Rich Attonito vs. Jake Hecht

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Jake Hecht defeated Rich Attonito by TKO 1:10 into the second round of their Facebook preliminary bout on the UFC 140 undercard. This was Hecht's UFC debut and his career mark improved to 11-2 while Attonito fell to 10-5 for his career and 3-2 in the UFC.

In the first round, Attonito controlled the action after a takedown where he worked with a safe top game doing a little bit of damage. His success in the first proved to be his undoing in the second as he looked to get the takedown again, but as he pushed for the double leg it was Hecht throwing two elbows to the side of the head. Attonito crumbled to the mat and Hecht pounced and fired away with punches until the fight was stopped.

What was the high spot of this fight?

Hecht's elbows to the side of Attonito's head were shockingly effective. I initially thought they had to be to the back of the head as I didn't understand them putting Attonito out. They were clean though and were enough to flip the entire fight in a second.

Where do these guys go from here?

Hecht is an interesting fighter. He didn't look great against Attonito but clearly has some power and that power lets him change a fight in a single moment. A fight with a low-end welterweight on a prelim card is probably in his future.

Attonito has probably topped out in his career. He's 34 and now 3-2 in the promotion so his best spot may be in a fight getting someone back on track. Maybe even a fight against fellow UFC 140 loser Claude Patrick, since that fight was supposed to happen anyway prior to the card reshuffling.

Watch it now, later or never?

Later. It's nothing special and I don't think either guy has a huge UFC future but the finish was interesting enough that it's worth a watch.

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More Bloody Elbow coverage of UFC 140 in the full entry.

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