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ROUND 1 - The round opens and right away Mills looks to be stalking. Cope charges in with punches, but Mills gauges distance and puts a one-two punch combination together followed by an absolutely devastating knee. Referee Goddard nearly stops the fight but gives Cope another chance to recover. Cope finally stands half-heartedly off a whizzer from Mills, but then is absolutely blasted by another knee from Mills. Cope slumps face-first into the mat. That's it. The referee has seen enough and halts the bout.
UFC 138 results: Che Mills defeats Chris Cope by TKO (referee stoppage) at :40 of round 1.