Jon Jones By The Numbers
At 26-1 Jon Jones has amassed the best resume in MMA history. Going back to becoming the youngest champ in UFC history Jones has never lost his belt to an opponent only vacating it himself. The only man to ever touch that LHW belt since 2011 is Daniel Cormier who Jones defeated twice (one was overturned to a No Contest). Jones also sits atop the most wins in a title bout at 14. Jones tied Demetrious Johnson at 11 title defenses, While Johnsons came in consecutive bouts, Jones had been stripped of his title due to being red-flagged for PEDs. Is this enough to call Jon Jones the GOAT?
Pro None UFC Fights
- Brad Bernard – TKO W
- Carlos Eduardo – TKO W
- Anthony Pina – TKO W
- Ryan Verrett – TKO W
- Parker Porter – TKO W
- Moyses Gabin – TKO W
- André Gusmão – DEC W – UFC Debut for Jones
- Stephan Bonnar – DEC W – Bonnar was TUF 1 Finalist
- Jake O’Brien – SUB W
- Matt Hamill – LOSS DQ 6/12 elbow strikes from Jones
- Brandon Vera – TKO W – Vera is The One Championship LHW Champ
- Vladimir Matyushenko – TKO W
- Ryan Bader – SUB W – Bader becomes eventual Bellator Double Champ
UFC LHW Champion
- Maurício Rua – TKO W – Rua is a former UFC Champ
- Quinton Jackson – SUB W – Rampage is a former UFC & Pride Champ
- Lyoto Machida – SUB W – Machida is a former UFC Champ
- Rashad Evans – DEC W – Evans is a former UFC Champ
- Vitor Belfort – SUB W – Belfort is a former UFC Champ
- Chael Sonnen – TKO W
- Alexander Gustafsson – DEC W
- Glover Teixeira – DEC W
- Daniel Cormier – DEC W – DC eventually becomes UFC LHW & HW Champ
Jones Is Stripped Of The Title
Jones was stripped of the title in April 2015 after violating the UFC’s Athlete Code of Conduct policy. Jones was in a car accident after driving under the influence. He was also in possession of narcotics.
UFC Come Back
- Ovince Saint Preux – DEC W – This was for the UFC Interim LHW Championship
- Daniel Cormier – For the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Performance of the Night. Originally a KO (head kick and punches) win for Jones; overturned and Jones stripped of the title after testing positive for turinabol.
- Alexander Gustafsson – TKO W – For the vacant UFC LHW Championship.
- Anthony Smith – DEC W
- Thiago Santos – DEC W
- Dominick Reyes – DEC W
Jones vacates His LHW Championship in a move to heavyweight. At this time Jones has not competed in a heavyweight bout.
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