UFC 197: Jon Jones Outscores OSP, Demetrious Johnson Quickly Takes Out Henry Cejudo
By FCF Staff
Jones took on fellow light-heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux, who stepped in on short notice for injured champ, Daniel Cormier. “Bones” used oblique and side kicks to keep Saint Preux at bay throughout the opening rounds, and then turned to his wrestling in rounds four and five to win those frames as well. OSP hung in there, and showed a lot of heart, but Jones was awarded a clear cut, unanimous decision win.
With the win, Jones laid claim to the interim title and advanced to a July 9th, UFC 200 showdown with Cormier.
In the co-headliner, flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson quickly took out Henry Cejudo to defend the belt for an impressive, eighth time. Cejudo managed to take Johnson down early on, but the dynamic fighter returned to his feet, and put away the decorated wrestler with a series of strikes from the clinch.
Here are the results for UFC 197, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon Jones def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45)
Demetrious Johnson def. Henry Cejudo via TKO (strikes) R1, 2:49
Edson Barboza def. via unanimous decision Anthony Pettis (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Robert Whittaker def. Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Yair Rodriguez def. Andre Fili via KO (flying roundhouse kick) R2, 2:15
Sergio Pettis def. Chris Kelades via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Danny Roberts def. Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Carla Esparza def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
James Vick def. Glaico Franca via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Walt Harris def. Cody East via TKO (punches) R1, 4:18
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Clint Hester via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 4:35
Kevin Lee def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)