The UFC put on another great show free on Versus.  The event was highlighted was by the destruction of Vladimir Matyushenko by Jon “Bones” Jones.  The un-aired preliminary fights offered some very exciting fights.  Rob Kimmons defeated Steve Steinbeiss via a very controversial decision, Charles Oliveira def. Darren Elkins via submission (armbar), Brian Stann def. Mike Massenzio via submission (triangle choke), Igor Pokrajac def. James Irvin via submission (rear-naked choke), Matt Riddle def. DaMarques Johnson via TKO (punches), Jacob Volkmann def. Paul Kelly via unanimous decision. With his victory Brian Stann not only earned fight of the night but also starts his move up the middleweight ladder, and with his loss it is likely that James Irvin will be released from the UFC.  The live bouts featured four excellent bouts including Takanori Gomi def. Tyson Griffin via knockout, Jake Ellenberger def. John Howard via TKO (doctor’s stoppage – left eye closed), Yushin Okami def. Mark Munoz via split decision,and Jon Jones def. Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (elbows). Gomi put himself back on the map with his devastating knockout of Tyson Griffin.  Griffin, who is a very tough opponent who had never been finished before, was knocked out by a vicious right hook from Gomi.  This is Griffin’s second loss in a row and three of his last five and will likely drop him to the bottom of the light weight division.  Gomi, on the other hand, earned his first UFC victory and catapulted himself right into the middle of the light weight division.   Jake Ellenberg moved himself up the ranks with a hard fought victory over a very tough and game opponent in John Howard.  Yushin Okami put himself back into the title picture with his victory over Munoz.  Munoz, who had proved to be a rising star in the middleweight division, could do little against Okami.  Okami was able to stuff his take downs and pick him apart on the feet. With this win, Okami hopes to put his name back into title contention.  It should be mentioned that Okami does hold a victory over the current middleweight champion Anderson Silva.  In the main event, Jon “Bones” Jones lived up to all the hype as he walked right through Vladimir Matyushenko like he was a rag doll.  Jones was able to grab a hold of Matyushenko, throw him to the ground, get a mounted crucifix and drop elbows until referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. This was the second night of fights on Versus for the UFC and again they delivered an excellent night of fights.

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