‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
September 21st, 2013

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“UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson” took place Saturday night inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Light heavyweight king Jon Jones defended his throne against Alexander Gustafsson in the show’s featured attraction. Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao fought Eddie Wineland in the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

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Daniel Omielanczuk Defeats Nandor Guelmino via KO (Punch) at 3:18 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Omielanczuk offering up a generous serving of kicks early. He tags Guelmino with a powerful left hand. Omielanczuk has him clinched against the cage. They are separated due to inactivity. Omielanczuk again clinches him against the fence. Not much action thus far.

5thRound scores it: Omielanczuk, 10-9.

2ndRound: Omielanczuk clocks him with a heavy left hand. Guelimino is wobbly, while Omielanczuk is going for the kill. Omielanczuk goes for a kimura and loses position and ends up on the bottom. Omielanczuk appears gassed. Guelmino is laying on top of him more than bringing the pain.

5thRound scores it: Guelmino, 10-9.

3rdRound: Both these heavyweights are moving in slow motion. Omielanczuk is clinching him against the fence. He’s holding on more than unleashing an assault. This is gonna be the longest two minutes of their lives. Omielanczuk takes a kick to the groin and time is called. Game on. Omielanczuk flattens him with a left. It’s a wrap.

Alex Caceres Defeats Roland Delorme via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Caceres nails him with a spinning back-fist. Caceres continues to beat him to the punch, but gets dropped by a left. Delorme goes in for the kill, though Caceres reveres to take his back. Delorme now takes his back after a scramble. Delorme trying to secure a body triangle to lock in a rear-naked choke to no avail. Caceres continues to eat punches in the meantime. Caceres fights free.

5thRound scores it: Delorme, 10-9.

2ndRound: Caceres appears to be the fresher fighter. He clinches him against the fence and nails him with a couple knees to the thigh. Delorme gets a brief takedown. Caceres tags him with a knee to the face while in the clinch.

5thRound scores it: Caceres, 10-9.

3rdRound: Delorme continues to take the center of the cage, but he’s not able to connect as often as his opponent. Caceres clinches him against the cage and scores a takedown. They’re back up. Caceres comes up empty on a fancy kick and ends up on the bottom. Could that cost him the scrap?

5thRound scores it: Caceres, 10-9, and likely rallied to win, 29-28.

Michel Prazeres Defeats Jesse Ronson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Prazeres drags him to the ground. Ronson gets up for a second before getting slammed back down. Prazeres is clearly looking to end this via choke. He takes Ronson’s back. He can’t complete a rear-naked choke. 

5thRound scores it: Prazeres, 10-9.

2ndRound: Ronson throws a kick and gets taken down. He immediately moves to Ronson’s back. Ronson gets to his feet. Here’s a piece of advice for Ronson, he takes you down after each kick – so stop kicking… Prazeres plants him on his back again. Ronson fights free and lands a head kick.

5thRound scores it: Prazeres, 10-9.

3rdRound: Ronson needs a finish. The benefit he has is he looks much fresher. Ronson lands an uppercut. Prazeres is unable to secure a takedown. Ronson gets taken down that likely sealed the deal. There was a slim chance he could have stollen this fight. Ronson reverses and slams him to the mat. Ronson’s unleashing a flurry, but likely too little too late.

5thRound scores it: Ronson, 10-9, but probably lost 29-28.

John Makdessi Defeats Renne Forte via KO (Punches) at 2:01 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Tons of kicks from both fighters early. Makdessi drops him with a right and brings the pain on the ground. The referee lets the assault continue a bit longer on the mat for some reason before bringing the mauling to an end.

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Mitch Gagnon Defeats Dustin Kimura via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:05 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Gagnon lands a one-two combination. Gagnon unleashes a flurry, landing shots all over the spot. Kimura comes firing back with a right to the body. He nails him with a big left hook to the body that nearly folded Gagnon over, but Gagnon secures a takedown. Kimura goes for a leg lock on the mat. They’re back to their feet. Kimura shoots, but Gagnon slaps on an arm-in guillotine choke on the stuff. Kimura decides to go to sleep instead of tap.

Stephen Thopmson Defeats Chris Clements via KO (Punches) at 1:27 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Clements trips him up with a fancy reverse spin. Thompson has him clinched against the cage. Clements slips on a head kick and Thomson jumps on top. Not much damage inflicted by either fighter.

5thRound scores it: Thompson, 10-9.

2ndRound: Thompson doing a good job off exploiting his reach advantage with long kicks. He sends Clements to the ground with a right and follows him to the mat. Clements gets to his feet and eats another right hook. He’s dazed and confused as he falls to his down. Referee John McCarthy stops the assault before it gets to the ground.

Wilson Reis Defeats Ivan Menjivar via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Menjivar lands a heavy inside leg kick. He tags Reis with a knee to the grill in the clinch. Menjivar hits him in the chest with a right. Reis drags him to the ground. He runs out of time before he can inflict any damage.

5thRound scores it: Menjivar, 10-9.

2ndRound: Reis catches a kick and scores a takedown. He’s got almost four minutes to work this time. He’s standing over Menjivar looking to rain down bombs. Menjivar sneaks to his feet. Another takedown by Reis. Crowd booing because Reis isn’t doing anything. Menjivar wiggles free.

5thRound scores it: Reis, 10-9.

3rdRound: Not much to write home about in this bout. Reis secures another takedown. It appears he’s more than happy to lay-and-pray his way to victory, much to the dismay of nearly everyone in attendance. A win is a win, I guess.

5thRound scores it: Reis, 10-9, and likely won 29-28.

Myles Jury Defeats Mike Ricci via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

1stRound: Jury nails him with a right hand. Ricci counters with a body kick. Jury gets a body lock and slams him to the ground. Nothing spectacular by Jury on the mat, as the crowd would attest to, but he’s doing just enough to win the round. They get to their feet just before the horn blares.

5thRound scores it: Jury, 10-9.

2ndRound: These two are fighting very conservatively. The audience is none too pleased, as boos rain throughout the arena. Tough to tell who won that round because neither fighter did much of anything.

5thRound scores it: Ricci, 10-9.

3rdRound: Jury scores a takedown and is holding Ricci there. Ricci reverses to top position. Not much of anything going on… Jury now regains top position.

5thRound scores it: Jury, 10-9, and should win, 29-28.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Defeats Pat Healy via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Healy takes the center of the cage. He lands a nice right hook to the body. He follows up with a solid leg kick. Nurmagomedov unloads two straight flying knees, they both appeared to draw nothing but air. Healy lands another leg kick, but eats a right hook to the grill in return. The left side of Healy’s face is bleeding from that strike. Healy a tad careless as he charges forward and gets taken down for a moment. They trade punches as the round ends. Close one to score.

5thRound scores it: Nurmagomedov, 10-9.

2ndRound: Nurmagomedov takes him down and instantly jumps on his back. He tags Healy with some shots before they break. Healy nails him with a one-two combo. And another. Nurmagomedov wrestles him to the canvas for a brief moment. Nurmagomedov has him pressed against the fence looking for another takedown. Powerful takedown by Nurmagomedov. He lands a short elbow.

5thRound scores it: Nurmagomedov, 10-9.

3rdRound: Healy stuffs a takedown. Nurmagomedov hits him with a one-two combo. Healy answers with a right hook. Nurmagomedov plants him on his back again. Nurmagomedov picks him up and carries him across the cage to slam him in front of his corner, a la Matt Hughes. Nurmagomedov is simply smothering him on the ground.

5thRound scores it: Nurmagomedov, 10-9, and likely swept the cards, 30-27.

Francis Carmont Defeats Costa Philippou via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

1stRound: They trade leg kicks. Carmont quickly lands a takedown and his cramming him against the cage. He’s trying to take his back and is landing some shots from behind. Carmont tries a rear-naked choke to no avail. Philippou moves him to his full-guard. Carmont advances to side-control for a moment. Philippou attempting various submission off his back.

5thRound scores it: Carmont, 10-9.

2ndRound: Carmont ducks under a punch and scores a powerful takedown in under a minute. Given Philippou showed no signs of being able to get off his back in the opening round, I would imagine Carmont is gonna maintain this position for the rest of the stanza. The crowd isn’t too happy with the less than thrilling action. Referee John McCarthy stands them up due to inactivity. No matter, Carmot plants him on his back once again. Boos rain down…

5thRound scores it: Carmont, 10-9.

3rdRound: Carmont slams him to the ground and will likely hold him there for the next four minutes. Carmont unleashing load screams every time he punches, even though most of them aren’t doing any damage. Crowd boos as the final horn brings the bout to an end.

5thRound scores it: Carmont, 10-9, and should cruise, 30-27.

Brendan Schaub Defeats Matt Mitrione via Submission (D’arce Choke) at 4:06 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Mitrione declines touch of gloves. Schaub clips him with a right hook. He follows up with a left. Schaub clocks him with another big right. Mitrione is bleeding from his left eye from that strike. Inside leg kick by Mitrione. Schaub charges forward with a barrage, but didn’t connect on much. He caps it off with a powerful takedown. Schaub slaps on a D’arce choke. Mitrione refuses to tap, so he goes to sleep instead.

Renan Barao Defeats Eddie Wineland via TKO (Stirkes) at :35 in the 2ndRound (Barao retains UFC interim bantamweight title)

1stRound: Yves Lavigne is the third man inside the Octagon. Wineland tags him with a straight right. Wineland clinches him against the cage. They are quickly broken up for inactivity. Wineland catches a kick and tosses the interim champ to the ground. Barao scores with a right. He follows up with a one-two combo. tight round to score.

5thRound scores it: Barao, 10-9.

2ndRound: Barao clobbers him in the head with a spinning back-kick. He pounces on his wounded opponent with some punches on the canvas. Game over.

Jon Jones Defeats Alexander Gustafsson via Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) (Jones retains UFC light heavyweight title)

1stRound: “Big” John McCarthy is the third man inside the Octagon. Touch of gloves to start things off. Jones tries to clinch, but can’t get a good enough grip to bring Gustafsson in. Jones unleashing several front kicks to the knee. Gustafsson answers with leg kicks of his won. He follows up with a solid left. Gustafsson glances him with a right. Jones is bleeding around his right eye from that. One-two combo by Gustafsson. He connects again with an overhand right. Gustafsson becomes first man to take Jones down in UFC. It was only for a split second, but still. Gustafsson takes a poke to the eye and time is called. Game on. Jones comes out very aggressive after the stoppage. He tags Gustafsson with an elbow.

5thRound scores it: Gustafsson, 10-9.

2ndRound: Gustafsson catches a kick and trips him to the ground. Jones chases after him to try to land his own takedown to no avail. Jones clocks him with a straight left. Gustafsson kicks him in the face. Wow, Jones had a body lock and still couldn’t take Gustafsson down. Jones working leg kicks again. Gustafsson tags him with an uppercut. Better five minutes for the champ. Close round to score.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

3rdRound: Jones is still having trouble adjusting to Gustafsson’s reach. Gustafsson connects with a solid combination. Surprisingly, Gustafsson appears to have faster hands. He stuffs another one of Jones takedowns. Gustafsson is starting to pick Jones apart with his hands. Big kick to the body by Jones. That hurt him. Another combination by Gustafsson.

5thRound scores it: Gustafsson, 10-9.

4thRound: Surprisingly, Jones looks very un-athletic in this scrap. Solid body shot by Jones. “Bones” continues to switch stances to try to find an answer for Gustafsson. Gustafsson gets him with a left hook. And another. Gustafsson nails him with a right. Jones once again has a body lock and can’t get him down again. Gustafsson’s hands look sharp. The blood is really starting to pour down Jones’ face. Jones clobbers him with a spinning elbow that clearly hurt the challenger. Jones going for the kill, but Gustafsson still stuffs his takedown.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9.

5thRound: It appears as though Gustafsson recovered from that elbow. Two unanswered uppercuts by Gustafsson. Jones counters with a Superman punch. Jones starting to use his elbows like he did against Rashad Evans. Jones finally lands a takedown. Gustafsson gets right back up. Jones lands a head kick. Gustafsson appears gassed. Gustafsson nails him with a spinning elbow of his own. Jones hits him with a head kick. He follows up with a flying knee to the grill just before the final horn. I think this will come down to how the judges scored the second stanza.

5thRound scores it: Jones, 10-9, and he likely defended his throne, 48-47.

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