UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title against ex-champ Lyoto Machida at UFC 140's main event. The fight takes place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. We'll be giving round-by-round updates as the action goes on.
Jones, a collegiate Greco-Roman wrestler who's incorporated flashy Judo throws and spinning strikes -- including elbows, punches and kicks -- is a prohibitive favorite in the bout. Machida lost his title to Mauricio Rua, the man Jones trounced to take the belt at UFC 128.
ROUND ONE: Big John McCarthy is the referee. The opponents touch hands and exchange bows before the fight. Jones crawls out into the cage. Finally stands after keeping one hand on the mat for several seconds. Jones firing with leaping side kick. Jones missing with an overhand right. Jones with a spinning back kick. Machida lands a leg kick. Jones misses with a front kick, lands a leg kick. Machida tries a counter left but Jones catches it and throws him back. Jones lands a stomp kick to the knee. Jones lands a leg kick, and a punch Machida misses a punch counter. Machida lunges in and lands a punch. Jones tries to answer with a knee. Jones firing kicks but Machida stays outside. Machida lands a sharp kick. Jones stomps the knee. Jones misses a round house but lands a leg kick. Machida lands a punch. Machida lands a combination and backs Jones up. Machida kicks Jones and lands a punch. Jones misses a spinning kick. Misses again. Machida switches stances. Jones backs away. MMA Nation scores it 10-9 for Lyoto Machida but it's very very close.