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A bloody Jon Jones won a unanimous decision against hard-charging Alexander Gustafsson to retain his light-heavyweight title at UFC 165 on Saturday night.
Jones (19-1) won with his closest margin with the judges scoring the five-round fight 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46.
Gustafsson (15-2) gave a remarkable effort, getting the best of the early rounds before hanging on in the fourth and fifth. He made Jones look human, cutting him and taking him down for the first time in his UFC career. As he promised, the Swede's hands were faster.
It wasn't until the end of the fourth round that a bloody Jones finally did damage, setting the stage for a dramatic fifth.
Both men were bleeding. Jones took Gustafsson down but the Swede fought his way back to his feet. Gustafsson looked exhausted and Jones threw everything at him, mixing elbows and kicks.
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Finally, Jon Jones can begin the process of putting to rest the argument that it's his length that wins him fights. Six-foot-five opponent Alexander Gustafsson is an inch taller than the UFC light-heavyweight champ, and only a negligible three-inch reach disadvantage. In his last fight , Jones made a point of beating Chael Sonnen at his own game. Will he try to do the same with...
Despite being dragged into deep waters by Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday night at UFC 165, Jon Jones (pictured) still became the Octagon’s most decorated light heavyweight champion by scoring his sixth straight title defense.
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Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic Jon Jones is among the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA, if not the best. He is looking to defend his UFC light heavyweight championship for the sixth straight time when he faces Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Saturday night. Jones is 18-1 and has only lost by […]
UFC 165 goes down this coming Wednesday on September 21st at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, featuring a main event of Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson and a co-main event that will see Renan Barao defend his interim bantamweight title against Eddie Wineland. Here are our MMAInsider.net staff picks. Feel free to […]
Main Card Weight class Method Round Time Notes Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Alexander Gustafsson Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) 5 5:00 [a] Bantamweight Renan Barão (ic) def. Eddie Wineland TKO (spinning back kick and punches) 2 0:26 [b] Heavyweight Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione Technical Submission (d’arce choke) 1 4:06 Middleweight Francis Carmont def. Costa […]
The scoring of the UFC 165 main event fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been under the microscope since Jones was announced as the unanimous decision winner, giving him a record sixth UFC light-heavyweight championship title defense. Until now though, only the total scores have been public.
On Monday morning, Richard Hustwick of Ontario's Office of the Athletics...
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wanted a challenge. He may have got more than he bargained for.
The pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts overcame the fight of his life at UFC 165 on Saturday night in Toronto, surviving a valiant effort from unheralded challenger Alexander Gustafsson in front of over 15,000 fans at the Air Canada Centre.
In a heated war of attrition...
You can check out the post-fight interviews with Jon Jones (19-1, pictured), Alexander Gustafsson (15-2) and Renan Barao (31-1 (1nc)) in the videos below, following their fights from UFC 165. Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson Renan Barao
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, successfully defended his title over the weekend at UFC 165 and earned another big pay day. According to his brother, Arthur Jones, Jon makes more than him and their other brother Chandler combined.
@supernorms @JonnyBones @RosenhausSports @Chan95Jones @malkikawa I'm telling you he makes more then me and @Chan95Jones...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson” event will be tipping the scale today at Maple Leaf Square outside Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) challenges...
Following Jon Jones’ (19-1) razor close victory over Alexander Gustafsson (15-2, pictured) at UFC 165 this past weekend, it would appear that UFC President Dana White is open to an immediate rematch between the pair, with the company front man recently stating; “Yeh there’s a real good possibility we could do this again.” While […]