UFC 165 Play-by-Play: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

September 4, 2013
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11-Jones-Gustafsson

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Round 1: They touch gloves.  Gustafsson throws an inside leg kick.  Gustafsson moving forward.  Jones lands a spinning back kick to the body.  Jones clinches but Gustafsson circles away.  Jones lands another spinning back kick to the body.  Jones lands a front leg side kick.  Gustafsson answers with front kicks to the body.  They exchange leg kicks.  Gustafsson steps in with a solid jab.  Jones changes stances.  Gustafsson circles on the outside.  He lands a right hand.  Gustafsson lands an inside leg kick.  Jones is cut over his right eye.  Gustafsson pushes forward.  Jones lands a spinning back kick to the body and moves forward.  He fires off a high kick that’s blocked.  Gustafsson lands a combination followed by a right hand over the top.  They exchange leg kicks.  Gustafsson lands a spinning back kick to the body.  Gustafsson changes levels and takes Jones down.  Jones gets back to his feet.  Gustafsson gets poked in the eye.  He is given time to recover.  The fight is restarted.  Jones inches forward.  He barely misses with a spinning elbow.  He lands a kick to the body. He looks for a takedown and lands an elbow at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson.

Round 2: Jones lands an inside leg kick.  Jones lands a leg kick and Gustafsson catches it and trip Jones to the canvas.  Jones gets up and works for a takedown of his own.  Gustafsson retreats and gets away.  Jones clinches but Gustafsson shakes free.  Gustafsson has stuffed five takedown attempts by Jones.  He circles on the outside.  Gustafsson lands a counter left hook.  Jones land an outside leg kick.  Jones is moving forward.  Jones lands a high kick and Gustafsson takes it.  Gustafsson looks for a takedown and Jones shakes it off.  Jones throws a spinning back kick to the body every time Gustafsson moves to the left.  Gustafsson lands an outside leg kick.  Jones lands another high kick.  Gustafsson catches it and Jones goes down.  He gets back up and clinches but Gustafsson moves away.  Gustafsson lands  a right hand.  They exchange jabs.  Jones throws a high kick.  Gustafsson steps in and lands an uppercut.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 3: Jones lands an outside leg kick.  Gustafsson lands a combination.  Jones switches stances.  Gustafsson’s lateral movement has slowed.  They clinch and Gustafsson pushes Jones away.  Gustafsson lands a jab to the body and then goes to the head.  Jones lands a kick to the knee followed by a high kick.  Jones lands to the legs.  They exchange kicks to the body.  Gustafsson delivers an inside leg kick.  Gustafsson closes the distance and lands an uppercut.  He lands again.  Jones fires back with a high kick that backs Gustafsson up.  Jones misses with an axe kick.  Gustafsson goes to the body with a left hand.  Jones lands a hard kick to the body.  Jones lands his jab.  Gustafsson’s hands are low.  He’s breathing heavy after the kick to the body.  He looks for a takedown but Jones stuffs it.  Gustafsson lands a right hand followed by a leg kick.  Jones chases Gustafsson and lands a spinning elbow.  Jones fends off a takedown attempt.  The round ends.  Close round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Gustafsson.

Round 4: They meet in the middle of the cage.  Jones lands a jab followed by a left hand. Gustafsson steps in and lands a right hand.  Jones lands a right hand.  Jones moving forward.  They clinch and separate.  Gustafsson lands a right hand.  Jones puts his jab on the jaw of Gustafsson.  Jones lands an inside leg kick.  Gustafsson lands a straight jab.  Jones fires off two inside leg kick.  Jones works for a takedown and Gustafsson shakes it off.  Gustafsson lands a solid left hand.  He’s stalking Jones.  He lands a kick to the body followed by a right hand.  Jones closes the distance and works for a takedown.  Gustafsson shakes it off and circles away.  Jones is bleeding bad.  Gustafsson lands a right hand.  He lands a left hook followed by a job.  Gustafsson landing more and more.  Jones desperately drives forward for a takedown but Gustafsson stuffs it.  Jones lands a high kick.  Jones lands a left hand.  Jones looks up at the clock.  Jones lands a spinning back elbow that hurts Gustafsson.  He lands a knee and an elbow.  Gustafsson is hurt.  Jones tries to take him down but Gustafsson shakes it off.  Jones lands another elbow and Gustafsson is hurt.  Jones lands a knee.  Gustafsson moves away.  The round ends.  What a fight!  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 5:  Jones’ face is busted up.  The crowd is on their feet.  They meet in the middle of the cage.  Gustafsson lands a left hand.  He lands a combination on the champion.  He lands to the body.  Jones delivers leg kicks.  Gustafsson lands an uppercut on the inside.  Jones leaps in with a superman punch.  Gustafsson lands a right hand.  Jones steps in with an elbow.  Gustafsson lands an uppercut and looks for a takedown.  Jones defends it.  Jones lands a right hand.  Jones changes levels and secures his first takedown of the fight.  Gustafsson moves to the cage and stands.  Jones works to get the fight back to the ground.  Gustafsson circles away.  Jones spits blood and moves forward.  Jones lands a big head kick.  Gustafsson returns fire and lands a right hand.  Jones lands another high kick.  Gustafsson is exhausted or hurt.  He stuffs a Jones takedown attempt.  Gustafsson lands a spinning back elbow.  Jones lands a kick to the body.  A minute remains in the round.  Gustafsson lands his jab.  Jones lands another head kick.  Jones looks up at the clock.  Gustafsson looks like he can barely stand.  Jones lands a head kick followed by an elbow.  They clinch.  Jones leaps in with a flying knee.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

The judges scored the fight for Jones by unanimous decision.  The scorecards read 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46.

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  • GoodFellas

    Jones gonna get a 2nd round submission

    • Catherine Gabriel

      I LOVE your screen name.. I LOVE that movie :)

  • mickster

    Fixed fight – Dana White should be ashamed of himself!

  • shaunwjite

    Wow awesome fight! Love to see a rematch. Awesome!

    • Catherine Gabriel

      REMATCH? Hell, I’d be happy to see the ORIGINAL!! I’ll be glad when this comes out on DVD, LOL

  • Catherine Gabriel

    I had a feeling that Jones was going to get the win.