Jon Jones is once again the UFC’s light-heavyweight champ, as the renowned fighter was too much for Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.
Gustafsson moved forward throughout much of round one and Jones looked to counter. The latter attempted several takedown attempts but was unable to take Gustafsson down, and Jones did tag the contender with a nice elbow at one point.
In round two, Jones countered Gustafsson’s forward movement with a couple of smacking kicks to the body. Gustafsson stepped up his attacks but had trouble reaching Jones with his punches, and the former champ continued to counter well. As the round wound down, Jones planted a couple of hard leg kicks on Gustafsson.
Shortly into round three, Jones took Gustafsson down with a beautifully timed takedown. As Gustafsson attempted to work up and out, Jones moved to his back and started hammering down punches. After “The Mauler” took several shots from above the fight was stopped.
Here are the results for UFC 232, which took place in Inglewood, California.
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via TKO (punches) R3, 2:02
Amanda Nunes def. Cris “Cyborg” via KO (punches) R1, 0:51
Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit via submission (kimura) R2, 0:56
Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 20-28)
Alexander Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes via TKO (punches) R2, 4:14
Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:01
Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via TKO (corner stoppage) R2, 5:00
Ryan Hall def. B.J. Penn via submission (heel hook) R1, 2:46
Nathaniel Wood def. Andre Ewell via submission (rear-naked choke) R3, 4:12
Uriah Hall def. Bevon Lewis via knockout (punch) R3, 1:32
Curtis Millender def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Montel Jackson def. Brian Kelleher via submission (D’Arce choke) R1, 1:40