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UFC 159 Results

Did Chael Sonnen pull off the unthinkable against Jon Jones?


UFC 159 Results - UFC 159 came to us all live on April 27, 2013 from the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey. First, there was the highly anticipated main event between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. Next, there was a fight between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher where some trash talking had gone down- when isn't there trash talking prior to a Bisping bout?- and finally, there was a match up between former wrestler Phil Davis and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Vinny Magalhaes.

So keep reading below for the story on each of these UFC 159 match ups followed by a link taking you to our detailed results.

Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen Results

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What can we say? Jon Jones was on a streak like no other fighter in the light heavyweight division coming into his bout against Chael Sonnen. Yep, we're talking about a guy with consecutive wins over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (TKO in round three), Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (rear naked choke in round four), Lyoto Machida (standing guillotine in round two), Rashad Evans (unanimous decision), and Vitor Belfort (Americana in round four). So he had pretty much beaten a who's who in the division. That said, he hadn't beaten any high level middleweights coming into this match up. Hence, Sonnen provided the world with some new territory. Could the former middleweight somehow come through where others had not?

Follow our Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen results here.

Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher Results

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Coming into this match up between England's own Michael Bisping and Mississippi's own Alan Belcher, the trash talking was abundant. And in many cases, it wasn't even between the two fighters, but rather those on the periphery. I mean, NFL player Wallace Gilberry, Ben Askren, and more had chimed in. But in the end, everyone else's opinion, save mine of course (yep, kidding) didn't matter once the fight started. Nope, the only thing that mattered was what happened in the Octagon on April 27. So without further ado, check out our detailed Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher results here.

Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes Results

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Coming into this fight between Phil Davis and Vinny Magalhaes, there was no shortage of talking either. We won't give you too much of the background here- follow the link for more- but rather will just tell you what Magalhaes had to say about Davis in a Bloody Elbow interview:

“I'm not gonna disagree with him, that I'm being a troll on Twitter, because I got what I wanted, I got the fight. As far as how the fight is gonna go, I'm gonna get what I want there, too. It's gonna be a win for me. What is he gonna do? Outwrestle me? That's all he can do. His striking is horrible. His ground game is horrible. All the guys he's submitted don't have any ground game, so I don't know why he thinks that he can submit me. ... Phil thinks he's a good grappler, but as an expert, I feel I can comment on this, and he's not a good grappler by any means. It's not even like he's decent. He's not good at all. He's below average when it comes to ground game. For him to think that he's just gonna take me down and hold me down is going to be a huge mistake. I know I'm gonna submit him once it hits the ground. He can say whatever he wants, but there's a reason why I asked for this fight, and it's because I know I will beat him and it will put me up high in the rankings, and that's all I care about.”

Keep reading for our Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes results here. .

Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo Results

Roy Nelson had lost three of his last six coming into this fight, even if he was on a two bout winning streak. That said, his three losses were all by decision and to heavyweight elite like Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, and Fabricio Werdum. On the flip side, Cheick Kongo had won four of his last six (with one draw), but the TKO loss to Mark Hunt hurt him. In other words, someone needed to get on the right side of the tracks with this fight.

Follow the link for our detailed Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo results here..

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