UFC 165: Jon Jones Survives Stiff Test From Alexander Gustafsson
By FCF Staff
The pundits and fans that predicted Alexander Gustafsson would be the stiffest test to date for Jon Jones were proven right tonight at UFC 165, as the light-heavyweight champ narrowly got by the rising challenger.
Early on, Jones had difficulties negating the boxing of Gustafsson, and the Swedish fighter managed to land multiple punches and cut the champ over the right eye. Jones attempted to take the bout to the mat in response, but Gustafsson was able to defend the takedown attempts and even swept the champ to the ground.
As the thrilling fight entered the championship rounds, it was Jones who looked worse for wear, but the bloodied star stepped up his attacks and appeared to badly stun Gustafsson with elbows.
In the end, Jones was awarded the unanimous decision win, but the New York fighter conceded it had been the “dog fight” he was looking for.
Here are the official results for UFC 165, which took place in Toronto, Canada.
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Bantamweight Interim Championship
Renan Barao def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (kick, punches) – R2, 0:35
Brendan Schaub def. Matt Mitrione via submission (D’Arce choke) – R1, 4:06
Francis Carmont def. Constantinos Philippou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Myles Jury def. Mike Ricci via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Wilson Reis def. Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28
Stephen Thompson def. Chris Clements via KO (punches) – R2, 1:27
Mitch Gagnon def. Dustin Kimura via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 4:05
John Makdessi def. Renee Forte via KO (punches) – R1, 2:01
Michel Prazeres def. Jesse Ronson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex Caceres def. Roland Delorme via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Daniel Omielanczuk def. Nandor Guelmino via KO (punches) – R3, 3:18