Jon Jones UFCIn the main event of UFC 145 Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title and put an end to the long heated rivalry between him and Rashad Evans.  The judges scored the bout a unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) in favor of Jones.

Jones would keep Rashad at a distance and land effective strikes that would back him up.  In rounds two and three, Jones would stun Evans with an elbow strike that caught the former champion off guard.

Even with the fight in the bag and Evans punches looking more and more telegraphed, Jones kept pressing the action and looking for the finish at the end of the fight and even tripping Evans to the mat.  At the end of the final round Joness would pull guard and both Evans and Jones would trade strikes on the mat.

With the win Jones is satisfied that he put an end to the rivalry between him and Evans, and successfully defends his belt for the third time in the Octagon.  However satisfied Jones may be with the win, he feels that he wasn’t where he needed to be striking wise and looks to fix his mistakes.

“Yeah, it’s definitely my most satisfying victory,” Jones said post-fight.  “I felt like my striking was a little more elementary and I kept on making mistakes.  I didn’t feel the cleanest on my feet but who I beat was very important to me.”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 200 Free Fight: Jon Jones Makes Quick Work of Chael Sonnen

  • 25 days ago
  • 22 views

Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight belt for the fifth time when he defeated Chael Sonnen at UFC 159. Check out that fight. read news >>

VIDEO: Jon Jones Would Prefer Any Other Ref to Big John McCarthy at UFC 200

  • 28 days ago
  • 430 views

Jon Jones explains why he doesn't want Big John McCarthy refereeing his rematch with Daniel Cormier or any of his fights. read news >>

Jon Jones: Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor believed their own hype (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 195 views

From Yahoo Sports: Jones says he knows he can be beat, and that his team keeps him grounded. He doesn't think that's the case for the UFC's other two big stars. read news >>

Jon Jones: Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor believed their own hype (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

From Yahoo Sports: Jones says he knows he can be beat, and that his team keeps him grounded. He doesn't think that's the case for the UFC's other two big stars. read news >>

UFC 200 Video: Jon Jones Recounts Nightmares Before Fighting His Idol, Rampage Jackson

  • 27 days ago
  • 106 views

Interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones recounts the nightmares and some embarrassing moments he had leading up to fighting his idol, Rampage Jackson, at UFC 135. read news >>

Listen Live to the UFC 200 Media Call: Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt

  • 27 days ago
  • 18 views

Listen in LIVE on the UFC 200 media conference call with Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. read news >>

UFC 200 Video: Jon Jones Plans to Fight ‘A Hell of A Lot More Often’

  • 26 days ago
  • 35 views

A more mature Jon Jones has emerged from a troubled past and wants to be more of a company man. He also plans to fight "a hell of a lot more often." read news >>

UFC 200 Media Call Replay: Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

On Thursday, UFC 200's biggest hitters – Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, and Mark Hunt – fielded questions from the media. read news >>

What Advice Would Jon Jones Give His Younger Self? ‘Don’t Wreck the Bentley’

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

During a UFC 200 media luncheon, Jon Jones was asked if he could go back in time and give his younger self some advice, what would it be? His answer may surprise you. read news >>

UFC 200 Video: Counterpunch – Cormier vs. Jones 2

  • 25 days ago
  • 320 views

Insults fly when UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim titleholder Jon Jones discuss their upcoming rematch in a heated interview. read news >>