Suffering a broken foot in the process, Jon Jones caps off UFC 159 with another successful title defense. For his fifth-straight defense of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, Jon Jones gets the victory over Chael Sonnen with less than 30 seconds remaining in the first round, getting the TKO with a series of elbows and punches as part of a ground and pound attack. As Jones was positioning his foot for leverage, his big toe visibly snapped in the process, but Jones didn’t seem to notice. Even during the post-fight interview, Jones seemed unphased despite the cockeyed toe.


Jones’ next opponent is yet to be determined, but MMA columnist extraordinaire Ariel Helwani indicated that (UFC President) Dana White got a message from Anderson Silva last night about who he wanted as an opponent for his next fight. There was also some speculation that Anderson Silva may fight Georges St Pierre next. Either way, a super fight might be in the works, and Jon Jones’ toe might have something to say about which one occurs.

Big Country Downs The Frenchman

In his third straight victory, “Big Country” Roy Nelson downed Cheick Kongo of France to move up the ladder in the Heavyweight Division. The win was given Knockout Of The Night honors, as the booming right hand from Nelson knocked Kongo off his feet. As the stunned Frenchman tried to work his way back up, Nelson finished him off with a short shot that hit the OFF switch on Kongo.


Eye Poke And A Decision

Michael Bisping defeated Alan Belcher by unanimous technical decision in the third round, as the fight was stopped due to an eye poke suffered by Belcher, seen below. Some have indicated that Bisping was winning in decisive fashion prior to the controversy arising, and that the eye poke should be nothing more than a footnote on an otherwise good victory.


Other UFC 159 Fight Results

Fight Of The Night & Submission Of The Night – Pat Healy defeated Jim Miller via rear naked choke at 4:03 in Round 3

Light Heavyweight – Phil Davis defeats Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision

Women’s Bantamweight – Sarah McMann dominates Sheila Gaff, winning by TKO at 4:06 in the first round