UFC 129 PPV Results: MacDonald vs Jensen & Menjivar vs Valencia

Written by Michael Lambarde on Apr. 30, 2011

Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen: Round 1
Herb Dean is the referee for this middleweight bout. Jensen rushes right in with straight punches and MacDonald goes low for a takedown. Jensen’s back is to the fence and he jumps guard with a guillotine. The Canadian extracts his head and the Toronto crowd likes the turn of events as MacDonald climbs onto Jensen’s back. Jensen twists into his foe and tripods up in MacDonald’s guard at the base of the cage. MacDonald throws up a triangle and it must be tight, because Jensen immediately tries to slam his way free. He can’t, and the slam only helps MacDonald to tighten the choke. Jensen throws a few punches in vain before tapping out at the 1:37 mark.

Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia: Round 1
Valencia comes out with kicks to the body and then the bantamweights start sniping. Menjivar lands a solid one-two down the pipe and the pair clinch up. Menjivar fires hard left elbow in the clinch. The first doesn’t drop Valencia, but the second elbow crushes his nose and sends him dropping to the floor. Menjivar follows up with punches from above and referee “Big” John McCarthy rescues the helpless Valencia just 90 seconds into the first round.