Jon Jones Reclaims UFC Belt With Third-Round TKO Of Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones Reclaims UFC Belt With Third-Round TKO Of Daniel Cormier

With two wins over Cormier, Jones, the No. 1 ranked fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, reasserts himself as the greatest light heavyweight the UFC has ever seen.

In his first fight in over a year, Jones was simply dominant and stopped Cormier, the titleholder for two years, at 3:01 of the third round with a barrage of punches after a huge left kick to the head and a trip.

But Jones wasted little time adding fuel to the fire as he called out Lesnar from inside the cage.

When he got back on top Saturday night by stopping his greatest rival in dramatic style, Jones vowed to appreciate everything he had lost and regained. Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure, Jon Jones is definitely trying his best to make it happen.

Elsewhere on the card, fan-favourite American veterans Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone served up a three-round thriller, with Lawler edging the decision on the scorecards.

"Brock Lesnar - if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon", Jones stated at the end his post-fight interview in the Octagon, before dropping the mic and walking off as the crowd roared in approval.

"I guess if he wins both fights there is no rivalry, so I don't know [what's next]". Evinger couldn't do anything to get her offense going, and in the third round Cyborg connected with a massive knee to the chin, which dropped her to the canvas.

The Swedish killer is now the undisputed No.1 challenger after Jimi Manuwa was knocked out by Volkan Oezdemir. And that's good news for WME-IMG, who is looking for a big money fight as Conor McGregor continues to be away from the sport in preparation for his August 26th boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. Woodley scored a unanimous decision consequently defending the belt. "I didn't throw many high kicks, but I surprised him with that one and it did the job".

The fight was competitive early on, as Jones opened up with a bevvy of kicks, attacking Cormier's body and legs. A right hand found the mark for Cormier.

But on the perimeter Jones always looked deadly, his 12 inch reach advantage nearly comical as he persistently kept Cormier at distance with his hands outstretched, akin to holding a child at bay with a hand on their forehead. Jones was technical and tactful the entire fight - he was working the body and the head simultaneously, and not just swinging for the fences as Cormier was in Round 2. A cut formed on the said of "DC's" face as a result. I feel like Stipe is relatively unknown to the general public, so it wouldn't even be a real super fight.

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