Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione via Submission (D'Arce Choke) at 4:06 of Round 1.
Up next is a five-round, interim bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and hard-hitting challenger Eddie Wineland.
Renan Barao (c) vs. Eddie Wineland [UFC Interim Bantamweight Title]
Round 1: Barao starts the round off with a good leg kick. Wineland with a one-two, but neither punch finds the mark. The fans in Toronto are chanting "Eddie, Eddie." Wineland lands a big right. The referee warns Barao to keep his kicks up after one lands a bit low. Wineland with a decent combo. Wineland pushes Barao into the fence. After a lull in the action, the referee breaks the fighters. The action resumes now as Wineland is starting to string his punches together. Barao with a high kick attempt, but Wineland catches it and nearly takes him down off of it. The two are circling again now as Wineland is feinting a bit and looking for a big right hand. Wineland is doing a decent job so far here in the first. Barao with a crazy spin-kick attempt that fails to hit the target. Barao lunges in with a decent body shot. A good leg kick from Barao. Decent body shot from Wineland. Barao with a decent right hook that was partially blocked by Wineland. A superman punch by Barao misses the mark. Barao lands a nice right hand over the top of a punch attempt by Wineland. 30 seconds left in the first round. Barao lands a couple decent punches. Wineland backs up for the first time in the round. Decent leg-kick by Barao. Barao with another wild right hand to close the round. Pretty tough round to score. WrestlingINC.com scores the round 10-9 for Renan Barao.
Round 2: The two touch gloves and round two of our interim bantamweight title fight is underway. Barao with a lead-left hook and a good kick to the body. Wineland mixing his punches up to the body and head. Barao with a spinning back-kick to the head. Barao follows in with some punches on the ground and the referee stops it. That came out of nowhere. Very impressive by Barao.
Renan Barao def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes) at 0:35 of Round 2 to retain his UFC Interim Bantamweight Title.
Up next is the one we've been waiting for all night, the pound-for-pound king of the UFC, Jon "Bones" Jones defending his UFC Light Heavyweight Title against top contender Alexander Gustafsson.
Jon Jones (c) vs. Alexander Gustafsson [UFC Light Heavyweight Title]
Round 1: Gustafsson comes out with a nice inside leg kick to start things off. Jones is backing up and avoiding the forward-moving Gustafsson. Jones is throwing awkward kicks at the legs of Gustafsson, ala his fight with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Jones with a high-kick attempt, but it is blocked by Gustafsson. Spinning-back kick to the body by Jones. Jones throwing a lot of kicks here early. Gustafsson tries answering back with some kicks of his own. Jones is kicking at the knees of Gustafsson a lot, very similar to how he did in his fight with Rampage. Gustafsson lands a very solid jab to the face of Jones, as announcer Joe Rogan points out. Jones with a decent kick to the body. Gustafsson is circling and pawing with his jab as Jones continues to kick away at his legs. Gustafsson lands a glancing right hand to the face of Jones. And another. Gustafsson is doing better so far than many might have expected. Gustafsson moves forward and lands another punch. Jones is cut over his right eye. The crowd is really starting to rally behind Gustafsson. Gustafsson is pushing forward and landing some good shots. Spinning back-kick to the body by Jones. Jones again kicking away at the knees and thighs of Gustafsson. Jones goes high for a head-kick attempt but Gustafsson avoids it and lands a good combo on Jones. Joe Rogan is really selling the performance by Gustafsson big time. Superman punch by Gustafsson partially finds the mark. Gustafsson takes Jones down and the crowd explodes. That is the first time in UFC history that Jon Jones has been taken down. Both guys quickly get back to their feet. Gustafsson just got poked in the eye. "Big" John McCarthy breaks the action to allow Gustafsson to recover. "Big" John is warning both guys for sticking their fingers out. The action resumes, both guys touch gloves and here we go. Gustafsson is pawing with the jab now. Spinning-elbow by Jones. Jones lands a decent punch and is now looking for a takedown. Big elbow by Jones to end the round. Tough round to score, but that round might have actually gone to Gustafsson. WrestlingINC.com scores the round 10-9 for Alexander Gustafsson.
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