Both men threw right hands. And, one man who also has been keeping track of the Swed's move to Heavyweight is non-other than Jon Jones. 47 - 48. A strong combination that led with the left. Let's explore round by round and find out. "You win every time.". Undaunted, Jones continued with elliptical kicks to the leg. This morning, Richard Hustwick of Ontario’s Office of the Athletics Commissioner released the judges’ round-by-round scoring to FOX Sports. Roy Jones Jr. claims promoters delayed his boxing return because Mike Tyson didn’t have a chance on just six weeks notice after being inactive since 2005. Seeing it again, with the benefit of time and the DVR, I think Jones squeaked it out. Jones dominated the final round to secure the title and his status as the world's best fighter. In a recent comment on Instagram, Jon Jones pointed out that his battle with Alexander Gustafsson is likely to continue, hinting towards a potential move to the Heavyweight Division for the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Matter of fact, 'Bones' was in the conversation of a super fight against Heavyweight sensation Francis Ngannou, however, after failed negotiations, Jon Jones opted not to fight in the UFC and take a timeout from Octagon action. It was a technique that his corner had warned him about between rounds. The two fell into a pattern, exchanging a kick for a punch. Read on to see how the fight was scored and why the decision swung the way it did. Alexander Gustafsson . 5 years ago; 28564 views; Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson Full Fight Video UFC on Fox 14 - Gustafsson vs. Johnson Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden January 24, 2015 watch video >> As for Alexander Gustafsson, 'The Mauler' will be facing Fabricio Werdum in his return fight at the UFC Fight Island. It's hard, of course, to process a fight totally while it is happening. Gustafsson, however, was spinning the tale his way early, landing two uppercuts and a left as Jones tried to retreat out of range. Once again, reach and technique were coming into play. Gustafsson was buoyed by the sight of blood, perhaps, and landed a strong combination. Ortega Explains Decision To Shave His Head For ‘Zombie’ Fight. ", FightMetric Performance Rating: Jones 116, Gustafsson 72. It was the furthest we've ever seen Jones pushed. Gustafsson swung and missed with a spinning elbow, while the champion kept up the kicks, landing them on the legs, body and head at will. It was leg kick versus counter right. Method: Hear why heavyweights and friends (frenemies?) In the end, Gustafsson didn't have enough left in his gas tank to take the belt from the champion. "He's exhausted, Mike," Rogan said. Alexander Gustafsson prepares for his title shot against Jon Jones at UFC 165. "And I have no idea who won. This Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson will try to end the reign of Jon Jones as the two battle for the UFC light heavyweight championship - Live on Pay-Per-View at 10/7PM ET/PT. Dan Henderson talks about the upcoming fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Canada. John McCarthy. "We wondered if he could handle the brilliance of the champion," Goldberg said. Jones scored the harder shots and did so more frequently. "Both of these guys are pushed to their limits," Rogan said. Jon Jones has ripped through the UFC's light heavyweight division, but Alexander Gustafsson represents a unique challenge that has never been presented to the current champion. 5 This time, in the scramble that ensued, Jones chased the challenger halfway around the cage, for naught. "Both of you are sticking your fingers out," referee "Big" John McCarthy admonished. Gustafsson, often successfully, looked to counter with a right hand up the middle. He followed it up with a lead left hook, another technique that would define the night. Then he made a mistake that could have cost him dearly, shooting a takedown instead of trying to finish the injured challenger standing. They collected 242 scorecards and their data shows the audience chose Jones defeating Gustafsson (48-47) as the top option, earning 36.8% of vote. In a fight like this one—where a huge underdog is fighting the favorite closely—there is a tendency to inflate what he's doing simply because he's defying expectations. The result very well could have ended up in an option not figured into the equation, if the ringside doctor had stopped the fight due to a huge cut on Jones' face. In Jones' corner, concern was obvious right away. Like all close fights, the decision in UFC 165's title bout between Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson created a stir among fans on the Internet. When the bell rang, he had the presence of mind to raise his hands. 5:00 Via MMA Fighting. With a minute left, Gustafsson, who had defended a couple of takedown attempts by Jones, took the champion to the mat. Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport. When all the options are tabulated, Jones was selected as the winner on half of the cards, while Gustafsson was picked on 43.4% of the scores and 6.6% of fans thought the fight ended up in a draw. With just :36 left in the round, Jones, likely on his way to losing the round and the fight, changed the dynamic. Before 30 seconds had elapsed, Gustafsson had pulled himself to his feet. 5 Rnd (5-5-5-5-5) Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones believes in his skills while challenger Alexander Gustafsson is confident he can walk away with the belt around his waist. "It didn't land clean.". 5 years ago; 28564 views; Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson Full Fight Video UFC on Fox 14 - Gustafsson vs. Johnson Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden January 24, 2015 watch video >> In 15 seconds, Jones was back to his feet, bringing things to a crashing halt with an eye poke. Their first collision was at UFC 165 when the two Light Heavyweights battled each other in an instant classic which ended in favor of 'Bones' after five rounds, via unanimous decision. But there would be no finish—the failed takedown had cost him precious time. What was the deal with Brian Ortega’s ridiculously oversized protective cup? "First time in the UFC," announcer Mike Goldberg said. The fight came down to the final round. This was the first easy round to score. In the champion's corner, however, they felt things were going their way. On Saturday, Sept. 21st a young and hungry challenger, Sweden's Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, gets his long-awaited shot at the 205-pound championship. Light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson looks to "shock the world" in his upcoming battle against reigning champion Jon Jones. Jones returned to the leg kick, occasionally mixing in a spinning back kick that landed way more often than you'd expect from such a slowly developing strike. "Because they hyperextend the knee if they land correctly.". Plus, interim bantamweight championship between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland. Time format: Although I prefer to score rounds to one fighter or the other, this round was ridiculously close. Gustafsson earned his title fight by winning six straight fights in the light heavyweight division. Nothing doing. Anthony Johnson vs Alexander Gustafsson Full Fight UFC on Fox 14 Part 2. By Chisanga Malata. Deep breaths," Jones' coach Greg Jackson said from outside the cage. Alexander Gustafsson will also be competing in Heavyweight at Fight Island. ‘The Korean Zombie’ Releases Statement After Ortega Loss. The proof is in the scorecards and a "robbery" is the furthest thing from the truth. The full scorecards were released for the epic light heavyweight battle between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson on Sept. 21 in Toronto.

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