UFC 140 Results Recap: John Makdessi vs. Dennis Hallman

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Dennis Hallman ran through John Makdessi with ease at UFC 140. With the win, Hallman improved his record to 51-14-2 (1 NC) while Makdessi suffered the first loss ten career fights.

Hallman missed weight by two and a half pounds for the fight, his first UFC fight at lightweight since 2001.

From the opening bell, Hallman charged across the ring and clinched up with Makdessi, not giving his foe a chance to work his striking game. Once Hallman worked the fight to the floor he dominated with strikes and positional advancements. It only took 2:58 for him to secure the fight and lock in a rear naked choke for the finish.

What was the high spot of the fight?

Pretty much the whole fight was a high point given how much Hallman was pushing the pace.

Where do these guys go from here?

Hallman got the win but missing weight by that much is a big issue. He didn't look like he could really make the cut on Friday and it'll take a big change for him to be able to do it. If he can hit the 155 mark safely there are a world of options out there for him.

Makdessi was exposed on the ground. He needs to get back to work and maybe get matched up with some more wrestlers to see if he's a true mixed martial artist. Then again, if Anthony Njokuani loses to Danny Castillo at UFC 141 I'd be pretty excited to see Njokuani vs. Makdessi.

Watch it now, later or never?

Now. Not because it was particularly special or anything like that. But because it only takes two and a half minutes and Hallman looked like a beast.

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

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