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UFC 129 Preliminary Card Results: MacDonald, Ellenberger Earn Wins

Rory MacDonaldRory MacDonald dominated Nate Diaz and Jake Ellenberger knocked out Sean Pierson in featured bouts on the seven-fight preliminary card at Saturday’s UFC 129 event in Toronto.

Pablo Garza and John Makdessi kicked off the record-setting card with front-runners for $129,000 bonuses, as Garza subbed Yves Jabouin with a first-round triangle and Makdessi stopped Kyle Watson with a spinning back fist in the third.

Jason MacDonald and Ivan Menjivar followed with a 97-second submission and 90-second KO respectively, then Claude Patrick topped Daniel Roberts to finish the Facebook prelims before MacDonald and Ellenberger earned wins on Spike.

The official UFC 129 preliminary card results were:

  • Rory MacDonald def. Nate Diaz via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Jake Ellenberger def. Sean Pierson via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:42
  • Claude Patrick def. Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ivan Menjivar def. Charlie Valencia via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:30
  • Jason MacDonald def. Ryan Jensen via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:37
  • John Makdessi def. Kyle Watson via KO (spinning back fist) – Round 3, 1:27
  • Pablo Garza def. Yves Jabouin via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:31

Pictured: Rory MacDonald


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