Jon Jones continued his ascent with a first-round demolition of Vladimir Matyushenko at the San Diego Sports Arena and Yushin Okami crept closer towards a title shot that has eluded him for years. Below you’ll find the full results, details of the event, and a recap of our FIGHT! Picks.
(Okami eeked out a decision against Munoz. Check out the full gallery here.)
Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO (strikes) at 1:52 of Round 1.
Yushin Okami def. Mark Munoz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 2:21 of Round 3.
Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin by KO (punch) at 1:04 of Round 1.
Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Matt Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson by TKO (strikes) at 4:29 of Round 2.
Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 1.
Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio by submission (triangle) at 3:10 of Round 3.
Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins by submission (armbar) at 0:41 of Round 1.
Rob Kimmons def. Steve Steinbeiss by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
(Gomi put Griffin to sleep and woke himself up. Check out the full gallery here.)
The UFC handed out $40,000 bonuses on Sunday night; Takanori Gomi took home a check for Knockout of the Night, Charles Oliveira secured Submission of the Night, and Brian Stann and Mike Massenzio each scored extra scratch for Fight of the Night.
Announced attendance at the San Diego Sports Arena was 8,132 for a live gate of $489,685. UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko was the first UFC event in San Diego open to the public; the promotion visited Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in 2006.
(The doctor stopped Ellenberger vs. Howard. Check out the full gallery here.)
We were surprised by Stann’s imrovement from his back as well as Gomi’s return to form – FIGHT!’s record now stands at 70-40 in 2010.
FIGHT! Pick: Jones Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Mark Munoz (+160) vs Yushin Okami (-200)
FIGHT! Pick: Okami Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Jake Ellenberger (-175) vs. John Howard (+145)
FIGHT! Pick: Ellenberger Resulting Outcome: CORRECT
Tyson Griffin (-325) vs. Takanori Gomi (+250)
FIGHT! Pick: Griffin Resulting Outcome: INCORRECT
Brian Stann (+140) vs. Mike Massenzio (-170)
FIGHT! Pick: MassenzioResulting Outcome: INCORRECT