A light heavyweight title affair between champion Jon Jones (pictured) and Chael Sonnen headlined Saturday’s UFC 159 pay-per-view broadcast.
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Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosted tonight’s festivities.
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Chael Sonnen +600
Jon Jones -1000
Here is the play-by-play from Jones vs. Sonnen:
Keith Peterson is the third man inside the Octagon. Jones takes him down within 10 seconds, but Sonnen quickly gets back up. Sonnen tags him with some punches in the clinch. Jones gets another takedown, but Sonnen works his way to his feet. Jones continues to clinch him against the cage. Jones lands one of his trademark spinning elbows to the grill. Jones scores another takedown and is bringing the pain. He’s unleashing a vicious barrage of punches and elbows. Sonnen’s face is a bloody mess. Game. Set. Match, Jones. Jones’s left big toe is broken. He didn’t realize it until his post-fight interview began. Disgusting (Here’s a pic, if you’re interested).
Jon Jones Defeats Chael Sonnen via TKO (Strikes) at 4:33 in the 1stRound (Jones retains UFC light heavyweight title)