Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Full Fight Video

UFC 140 took place on December 10, 2011 from Toronto, Canada. The main event was a light heavyweight championship fight between champion Jon Jones, and challenger, Lyoto Machida.

This would be Jones 10th fight in the UFC and 2nd title defense as the champion. His last fight was at UFC 135 against Rampage Jackson, where he successfully defended the title by submitting Rampage in the 4th round. Jones has had an extremely impressive UFC career, only losing once by disqualification to Matt Hamill. He had defeated some of the UFC’s best fighters in Brandon Vera, Jake O Brien, Vladmir Matyushenko, Ryan Bader, Stephan Bonnar, and Shogun Rua.

Machida has also had an extremely impressive fight career in the UFC. His last fight was at UFC 129 where he delivered a highlight reel kick knockout over UFC legend Randy Couture. Machida also was the former light heavyweight champion who captured the belt by defeating Rashad Evans at UFC 98. He defended it once against Shogun Rua by unanimous decision at UFC 104, then lost the belt to Rua in the rematch at UFC 113. That was followed up by a decision loss to Rampage Jackson at UFC 123 that many people thought he won. This would be Machida’s first shot back at getting UFC gold once again.

Round 1: Jones comes out in the crouching position then quickly stands. They start feeling each other out. Jones throws a leg kick that misses. Jones follows up with a jumping side kick to the leg that lands slightly. Machida moves away then re-engages. Jones is pressing the action and moves in with a quick jab.

Machida circles on the outside while Jon is looking for openings moving forward. Jones throws another jab then follows up with a spinning back kick. Machida dodges both then throws a leg kick that lands. They circle each other and Jones lands a leg kick. Machida comes over the top with a strong left hook, but it gets blocked by Jones glove. Machida circles back around and they face off in the center of the ring.

Machida throws a couple of front kicks but neither one does damage. Jones steps forward with a leg kick that lands, then Machida rushes forward with an aggressive attack. Jones circles away then they re-engage. Jones tries another spinning back kick that misses, then follows up with a front kick to Machida’s leg. Machida blitzes in again with a hard and fast rush, and Jones blocks it and throws a knee that almost lands.

They face off once again in the center. Both men are looking for openings as they circle each other. Jones tries a leg kick and Machida rushes in on another blitz. Jones blocks and backs away. Jones throws a high kick and Machida dodges easily. They both throw leg kicks and punches, but neither land anything enough to do any damage.

Jones throws a couple of leg kicks that land slightly. Machida throws a couple of overhand right hands but neither lands solidly. Jones steps forward pawing playfully at Machida, and Machida responds by cracking him with a solid left hand that buckles Jones. Jones seems to lose his footing for a second while Machida rushes in. Machida tries to inflict further damage and Jones grabs him in a brief clinch. They separate and face off in the center.

Machida lands a quick leg kick to the body and rushes in for another blitz attempt. He is unable to land anything damaging. Jones steps forward and throws another back kick that misses. The round ends with Jones attempting a jumping side kick while Machida circles away.

Round 2: They meet in the center and Machida starts feinting kicks. Jones lands a leg kick and Machida circles away. Machida leaps in and lands a leg kick of his own. Jones does another spinning back kick and this time it lands slightly to Machida’s midsection. Jones tries a wicked fast head kick that almost lands. Machida throws a couple of jabs out, and Jones returns some jab attempts. Neither one does damage.

They trade very light leg kicks in the center of the ring and continue looking for openings. Jones throws a leg kick that slightly lands. They continue feeling each other out in the center. Jones lands another leg kick. Jones ducks down to attempt his popular “spinning back elbow” but Machida spots it early and evades.

Jones throws a kick to the body that Machida catches for a second and throws a hard right hand to Jones face. Jones breaks free and recovers. Machida storms right after him attempting hard shots. Jones grabs him in a clinch to slow him down. They scramble in the clinch and Jones throws a knee, and Machida attempts a strong right hook that barely misses the mark. They each recover and face off in the center.

Jones and Machida step toward each other at the same time and both throw shots. Jones lands a sharp overhand right while Machida’s punch misses. Jones steps forward and grabs Machida’s body. They tussle in the clinch and Jones is finally able to get Machida to the ground. Jones postures up and immediately lands one solid elbow to the head. Machida attempts to defend Jones attack and Jones lands two more crisp elbows to Machida’s head.

Machida is able to stand but his forehead is busted open from those elbows. The ref calls time and has the doctor look at Machida. The doctor lets it continue. The ref puts the two fighters back into a clinch position on the cage and restarts the action. Jones throws a couple of knees to the body and Machida breaks away.

Jones closes the distance while Machida’s back is close to the cage. Machida seems to be shook up from those previous elbow shots. Jones moves in and paws at Machida for a moment. Machida tries to throw a left hook but Jones beats him to the punch with a quick left superman punch. It doesn’t look hard, but it is enough to drop Machida down to the canvas.

Jones jumps on Machida, grabbing his neck and kneeing him to the body. He backs Machida up into the cage and locks up a choke with his left bicep around Machida’s neck. He uses his right hand to crank it tighter. He puts everything into the choke while Machida is hanging on. It appears as if Machida is not defending, and referee John Mccarthy instructs Jones to release the choke. Jones releases it, and Machida slumps down the canvas, totally out. The ref waves off the fight and Jon Jones maintains the light heavyweight championship by defeating Lyoto Machida in round 2 by submission.

 

UFC 165: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafson Results and Post-fight Press Conference

UFC 165 took place on September 21, 2013 from Toronto, Ontario. The main event was a light heavyweight championship bout between champion, Jon Jones, and the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson.

Many UFC fans were anxious to see a challenger in Gustafsson, who’s physical stats almost match Jones. Jones has enjoyed a tremendous height and reach advantage over everyone he’s faced. Gustafsson is actually taller than Jones, and Jones only has a slight reach advantage over Alexander. This is the first time Jones actually had to look up at an opponent, which was evident at the weigh-ins.

UFC 165 Weigh-In Highlights

Round 1: Jones and Gus both come out to the center and Gus throws a leg kick immediately and Jones returns one. Gus is using great footwork to move side to side, while Jones throws a couple of spinning back kicks. Gus lands a solid right hand which gets Jones respect, and cuts Jones over his right eye. The match looks even as both land kicks and punches. Gus shoots for a takedown on Jones and lands it, the first time Jones has ever been down. He gets back to his feet and they continue. Gus looks really comfortable on his feet and gives Jones stiff competition in the first round.

Round 2: Jones face is busted up slightly as the cut over his right eye is leaking blood. They both come out to the center once again and Gus starts working his jab. Jones throws a kick which Gus catches. He holds Jones leg and uses it to take Jones down again. Jones gets right back to his feet and they engage again. Jones chases Gus down attempting a takedown, but is unable to complete it. Gus continues to circle as he throws jabs, hooks, and kicks. He lands several of the punches. Jones throws several spinning back kicks to Gus body that don’t seem to do must damage. He also throws several head kicks that land, but un-phase Gus. This is another highly competitive round that could go either way.

Round 3: They both come out and trade leg kicks in the center. Gus lands a stiff combination to Jones head. Gus looks very confident as he continues to circle, landing jabs to Jones head, body, and leg kicks of his own. Jones throws several leg kicks, kicks to the body, and attempted high kicks. Gus lands a stiff uppercut that gets Jones attention, and Jones keeps looking for openings. Jones lands a solid kick to Gus’ body that takes his air away for a second, but they engage again. Jones lands a strong spinning back elbow during the final 30 seconds of the round. Jones has been unable to land any takedowns up to this point, and it remains an extremely competitive fight.

Round 4: They meet back in the center and Gus immediately presses the action, throwing jabs and circling away. Jones face is busted up worse than we’ve ever seen in his career. Jones is throwing kicks and looking for openings, but unable to land anything significant. Gus continues to work his jab and use great footwork to circle around Jones. Gus really hits his stride, teeing off with several stiff punches to Jones face. No one has taken it to Jones like this before. Jones eye is bleeding down the side of his face from the barrage of punches from Gus. Jones attempts another takedown which Gus defends again. Jones throws 2 or 3 short standing elbows that land, but Gus takes them and keeps coming forward. Jones throws a spinning back elbow that misses, then seconds later throws another one that lands directly to Gus head. Gus is stunned from that elbow and Jones pounces, trying to finish. There is only 30 seconds left and Gus is able to survive, but Gus face is busted open from the elbow.

Round 5: Final round, both men come out, and they look visibly tired but continue to engage. Gus continues throwing stiff jabs and punches that are finding their mark. Jones keeps throwing kicks to the leg and the body of Gus. Finally, Jones is able to take Gus down, but Gus backs up to the cage and gets right back to his feet. Jones lands 3 head kicks, but Gus takes them and continues to come forward. Both men look totally exhausted, but they fight it out non stop. Jones lands another head kick and a flying knee, but Gus shows he has a solid chin, and takes them with no problem. Both men look on the verge of collapse, but they fight it out to the last second, delivering probably one of the greatest light heavyweight championship fights in UFC history.

Jones vs. Gustafsson Fight Highlights

After deliberating, the judges gave the unanimous decision to Jon Jones, who remains the light heavyweight champ with the most title defenses in the division.

UFC 165 Post Fight Press Conference

This was the most competitive fight that we’ve seen in Jones career. It was such a back and forth fight with both men giving and taking. Jones was seen limping after the fight and was taken directly to the hospital. This was Gustafsson’s best performance inside the Octagon, and it was such a close fight that a rematch between these two will probably happen soon.

Dana White On Jones vs. Gustafsson Rematch

Other results:

Renan Barao defeated Eddie Wineland by TKO with a spinning back kick in Round 2.

Brendan Schaub defeated Matt Mitrione by submission with a d’arce choke in Round 1.

Francis Carmont won a unanimous decision over Costa Phillipou.

Khabib Nurmagomedove won a unanimous decision over Pat Healy.

UFC 165 Preview: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafson

UFC 165 takes place on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. The main event is a light heavyweight title bout between champion, Jon Jones, and the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson.

UFC 165 Promo Trailer

Jon Jones has had an amazing UFC career and has been involved with the organization 5 years. He has pretty much run through everyone they have put in front of him. He has defeated some of the best fighters in the world. Most fighters could only dream of having Jones fight resume. He has victories over Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson, & Shogun Rua. This will be his 6 title defense and 2nd fight of this year.

Jon Jones Highlight Reel

Alexander Gustafsson has had an equally impressive run at light heavyweight, but somehow has been overlooked by many. He’s been with the UFC since 2009, and has taken out many great fighters. He only has one loss to Phil Davis by submission, but after that fight he won his next 6 fights, defeating Cyrille Diabate, James Te Huna, Matt Hamill, Vladmir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva, and Shogun Rua. He has looked impressive in all of his victories, dominating in every aspect. His climb to the top of the division is very similar to Jones in that they have faced several common opponents.

Alexander Gustafsson Highlight Reel

One factor that excites fans is the fact that Gustafsson is about the same size as Jones. Jones has enjoyed a tremendous height and reach advantage over all of his previous opponents. With Gustafsson that is not the case. Their stats are virtually identical. This is a pretty evenly matched fight. Jones has the edge in the wrestling department, while Gustafsson has the edge in striking. They recently met at a UFC press conference where they both addressed the media, fans, and faced off.

 UFC Press Conference  Jones vs. Gustafsson

The co-main event features bantamweight interim champ Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland, heavyweights Brendan Schaub vs. Matt Mitrione, middleweights Costa Philippou vs. Francis Carmont, and lightweights Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov.

This is a great card featuring many of the top fighters in the UFC. Gustafsson has been calling for a shot at the title for a while now and he finally gets his chance. Will his size and striking be enough to topple the current champion? Will Jones stand with Alexander or choose to take it to the ground? Can Jones continue his dominance, or will he be the latest champ to surrender a belt? Tune in to UFC 165 on September 21st and find out.