Jones earns decision win over Gustafsson, defends light heavyweight title

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The UFC 165 main event featured a light heavyweight title between champion Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson and aired live on PPV.

The UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter has largely looked untouchable in his romp through the sport. So few thought that his challenger on Saturday night at UFC 165, Alexander Gustafsson, had much of a chance of claiming the crown.

Instead, we got the first back-and-forth classic fight of Jones’ career and the new frontrunner for Fight of the Year. Gustafsson, a minus-700 underdog, gave Jones all he could handle for 25 minutes. In the end, Jones turned it on in the late rounds and retained his title via unanimous decision at Toronto’s Air Canda Centre. The judges’ scores were 48-47, 48-47, and 49-46, all for the champion.

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Title Fight Alexander Gustafsson Vs. Jon “Bones” Jones
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) – Fight was for the Light-heavyweight Title
Name Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson
Height 6′ 5″ (195.58 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 15-1-0


Name Jon Jones Jon Jones
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 18-1-0
Team Jackson’s MMA
-Jon Jones defeated Alexander Gustafsson by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)