Jones submits Belfort to remain UFC Light Heavyweight Champ

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Regardless of the controversy that swirls around Jon Jones and the drama that seems to follow him, none of that seems to matter when Jones steps into the octagon.

Faced with a severe public backlash and the wrath of UFC president Dana White for his decision to turn down a UFC 151 fight, Jones had no problem clearing his mind and performing under the bright lights. Taking little damage and inflicting plenty on his opponent, Jones systematically wore down Vitor Belfort en route to a fourth-round Americana submission.

The finish came at 54 seconds of the round.

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Title Fight Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort Vs. Jon "Bones" Jones
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Light-heavyweight Title
Name Vitor Belfort <a href=Vitor Belfort" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 21-9-0
Team Xtreme Couture
Name Jon Jones <a href=Jon Jones" src="" />
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 16-1-0
Team Jackson's MMA
 Jon Jones defeated Vitor Belfort by Submission (Kimura, 4th Round, 0:54)

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Fabefromfort site profile image  

9/23/12 8:06 PM by Fabefromfort

Canadians love blood, and that is why you heard all the boos in Toronto. Even in the Johnson fight. Too much moving around, and lack of exchanges. Demetrius would be an awesome boxer, and would make in the tens of millions there. The Matt Hamill affair was poor. The Jones fight was kinda predictable, but you were hoping to see much more than that. I thought Belfort should have done more, but it appears he was injurred in the ribs, and had a broken hand, plus what looked like a high ankle sprain. He is tough for sure to have taken and carried through with this. But, as far as winning, it really was a foregone conclusion. Jones by a wash, which it was. Belfort is too nice a guy, too decent, when the arm popped he let up, and there went his chance. He should have tried to wrench the shoulders, tried breaking as much as he could. Hell, he should have tried to wrench the arm clean off. It now stands that Jones has still not lost a round in MMA other than the disqualification. What's next for Jones ? Well, thats 5 ex champs he has gone through like a hot knife through butter. I mean noone has even come close to touching him, literally, and figuratively. And, 4 of those 5 champs were at the zenith, the peak of their careers. Physically, emotionally, in every respect. I would not say no to a rematch with a healthy Belfort, but, man, the guy is never healthy. I'd like to see Machida against Jones again, but, I just don't think the result would change much. Rua if he comes in in shape. Belfort and Rua have too many preparation issues physically, one way or the other, so maybe no to those guys. I don't think I will pay or watch too many more Bones Jones fights. I'll definitely watch him against Velasquez, or Dos Santos. I think he will test himself against the bigger division soon. If he has integrity or a will to test himself as a fighter. Silva-Jones we all want to see the most. Hmmm the Knee kicks by Jones on Belfort ? I'd like to see what Machida does to that. It is something that sets him off balance for a second. Jones is great to win that with his arm being damaged early in the fight. He is touchable as Machida proved, but Belfort's game plan was to fight around all his injuries, and that didn't leave much. Some sort of submission with all his weapons being nullified by injury. We all wanted to see how Jones dealt with a Belfort Bullrush. It didn't happen because of injury, but I will watch a Belfort-Jones Rematch. How about it Dana ? Belfort-Jones 2. Yes!

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

9/23/12 10:33 AM by SQUEEZIE

i thot it was dam near impossible to be as dum as sum these stooges on here! and they def have taking hating to the next level.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

9/23/12 10:26 AM by SQUEEZIE

i honestly believe jbj had to much to lose and just refused to tap...any other lhw on planted was tapping way before that!

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

9/23/12 10:20 AM by SQUEEZIE

watched the fights in santa cruz @ motiv w gray maynard rt next to me. discussing mma w him is so much better than w you lame ass weak dudes. he is going to smash a ug favorite in j-lo! o and gray is cool as fuck man!

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

9/23/12 10:13 AM by SQUEEZIE

lol...u jbj haters are good for a few laffs every thread about him. i wuv it!

jhovanp site profile image  

9/23/12 10:08 AM by jhovanp

And i mean the first kick while Jones was crawling in

Missing Glove Tape site profile image  

9/23/12 8:53 AM by Missing Glove Tape

Bullshit. Every time someone who knows how to land the oblique kick or chasse bas(what Jones was throwing lastnight), the bitches come out complaining about it being dangerous. No, it's not. Savateurs have used both techniques for decades with zero issue. The problem in mma is that few fighters know how to throw it correctly, hence even fewer know how to defend it. Thus, a fighter like Belfort gets lit up by it and his fight strategy crumbles. Regardless, I just finished watching the fight and damn that armbar was tight. Jones showed a lot of composure and forced Belfort to fight his fight. Congrats!

Shabazeid site profile image  

9/23/12 8:53 AM by Shabazeid

To the Bones haters crying in their coffee this am...2 fights away from clearing his division. No one for him out there. No stopping him. Wait for Anderson maybe?

MPA2000 site profile image  

9/23/12 8:15 AM by MPA2000

According to Vitor, he let up on the armbar because he heard it pop. I am not sure if he felt bad about extending it further, because he wasn't sure if Jones would tap or not.Regardless, he blew his chance to win and give Jones his first legitimate loss