UFC on FOX 23 results: Jason Gonzalez leaves J.C. Cottrell with regret after first-round D'Arce choke

DENVER – Jason Gonzalez’s early success against J.C. Cottrell came on the feet, but it was his skills on the mat that ultimately decided the fight.

After rocking Cottrell (17-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) with a well-timed uppercut early in the first, Gonzalez (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) reversed Cottrell’s attempts to turn the fight into a grappling match and nabbed a D’Arce choke to force the submission at the 3:54 mark of Round 1.

The lightweight bout opened up the preliminary card of today’s UFC on

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