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UFC 140 Results: Dennis Hallman Chokes Out John Makdessi

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UFC 140 Results: Dennis Hallman defeats John Makdessi at 2:58 of the first round by submission (rear naked choke).

Photo by Esther Lin for <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/photos/" target="new">MMA Fighting</a>.
Photo by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.

Dennis Hallman and John Makdessi meet in a 158 pound catch weight bout on the Ion TV portion of the UFC 140 card. Hallman failed to make weight on his initial attempt and declined a second attempt. He forfeited a portion of his purse to Makdessi.

Hallman is a veteran of the UFC and MMA with more than 10 years behind him. Makdessi is a Canadian with a flashy taekwondo style.

ROUND ONE: Hallman forces Makdessi against the cage. Hallman tugging on Makdessi who desperately clings to the fence. Referee warns Makdessi. Hallman forces him to the ground. Makdessi is on his back. Hallman landing strikes from Makdessi's back. Makdessi survives and rolls to his back. Hallman in mount. Hallman raining down punches. Makdessi gets a body lock. Hallman breaks free lands some hard elbows. Makdessi tries to roll out. Gives up his back Hallman gets the tap out. 

UFC 140 Results: Dennis Hallman defeats John Makdessi at 2:58 of the first round by submission (rear naked choke).