UFC 140 is in the history books but it's never too soon for a nostalgic look back at one of the most action-packed mixed martial arts events in human history. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones survived a first-round scare against Lyoto Machida. Frank Mir had to break Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm to get the tap out. Big Nog's twin brother Antonio Rogerio Nogueira made Tito Ortiz cry. And that was just the main event, co-main and featured bouts. The UFC 140 pay-per-view was truly stacked with action.
- "The Korean Zombie" aka Chan Sung Jung got things off to a roaring start by tying the UFC record for fastest knock out win with his 7 second drubbing of Mark Hominick. The Canadian kickboxing specialist made the mistake of disrespecting the Zombie's striking and paid the price when Jung landed a short, straight right perfectly on the button.
- Brian Ebersole and Claude Patrick put on the only less-than-scintillating bout on the PPV card in a hard-fought bout that went to the judges for a split decision in Ebersole's favor.
- Back to the mayhem! Antonio Rogerio Nogueira didn't just beat up Tito Ortiz, he made him cry too. Ortiz came out guns blazing and had "Little Nog" on the retreat until a knee to the body smashed into Tito's rib cage. Something might have been broken because Ortiz dropped to the canvas where Nog followed him down and finished him off with a brutal series of shots to the body.
- Nogueira's twin brother Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria, aka "Big Nog", wasn't so lucky against Frank Mir. Big Nog came out and hurt Mir with punches but instead of continuing to punish the prone Mir with punches, Nog elected to go for a guillotine choke. Big mistake. Mir managed to reverse the hold and caught Nog in a kimura. Nog being Nog he resisted, rolled and did everything to avoid tapping out until it was too late. One snapped humerus bone later and now they're talking about Nogueira retiring.
- Dennis Hallman showed John Makdessi why you have to be well-rounded in this game. Makdessi, a taekwondo specialist and pro kickboxer with a palette full of fancy kicks, isn't known for his grown game. Hallman took advantage by taking him down and quickly getting the submission via choke.
- Constantinos Philippou gave Jared Hammen a beating to remember, stopping him with punches in the first round. Philippou, a former pro boxer in his third UFC bout, finally got comfortable enough in the Octagon to let his hands go and he sent a message to middleweights: there's a new threat in the division.
- Igor Pokrajac one-upped Philippou in his bout against Krzysztof Soszynski by getting the KO in a mere 0:35 of the first round. Pokrajac is now on the first win-streak of his UFC career.
- Jon Jones didn't look all that in the first round of his title defense against ex-champ Lyoto Machida. Machida's elusive style appeared to confuse and frustrate Jones and things only got worse when Machida started lunging in with punches, hurting Jones. But in the second round the champ showed that he can take a punch, recover from adversity and absolutely crush top competition. Jones took Machida down, cut him badly with elbows and then when Machida fought back to his feet Jones choked him out with a standing chancery. Ouch!
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