Current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones arrived in the Octagon to little fanfare in August 2008, but immediately paved a path of destruction straight to the title.

Minus a slight hiccup – courtesy of a controversial disqualification in his fight with Matt Hamill – Jones rolled over the likes of Vladimir Matyushenko, Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, and Rashad Evans, among others. He is now considered one of the most dominant champions in UFC history and is widely considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.

Jones steps back in the Octagon at UFC 152 on Saturday to face the original UFC phenom, Vitor Belfort. But first, take a look back at how Jon Jones arrived on top of the pedestal on which he stands today…

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