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UFC 172 Play-by-Play: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

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Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

Round 1: Jones lands first with a kick to the body.  Teixeira lands a right hand.  Jones lands another kick to the body.  Teixeira moves forward with a right hand.  Jones lands a knee to the body.  Teixeira inches forward.  He lands a right hand.  Jones throws a front kick to the body.  Teixeira catches it and they clinch briefly.  Teixeira lands a right hand.  Jones switches stances.  He lands a kick to the body.  Jones misses with an uppercut.  He lands a high kick.  Teixeira gets accidentally poked in the eye.  He says he’s okay to continue and the fight is restarted.  Teixeira lands right hand.  Jones responds with a jab.  Jones lands two leg kicks.  Teixeira lands a kick to the body.  Jones catches it and takes Teixeira down.  Teixeira quickly gets back to his feet.  Jones lands a leg kick followed by a left hand.  They clinch.  Teixeira delivers a knee to the body and separates.  Teixeira lands a left hook.  Jones lands his jab.  He lands another.  Jones delivers a spinning back kick to the body.  Teixeira chases after him.  Teixeira moves in and Jones moves away.  Jones lands an axe kick in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 2: Teixeira presses forward.  Jones ducks under and takes him down.  Teixeira immediately gets back to his feet.  Jones lands a leg kick followed by a straight left hand.  Jones makes Teixeira miss.  Jones moves forward behind his jab.  He lands a hard elbow.  Jones moves in and pokes Teixeira in the eye accidentally.  He is warned by the referee and the fight is restarted.  Teixeira goes to the body with a right hand.  Teixeira lands a hard right  hand.  Jones covers.  Teixeira moves in.  Jones stops him in his tracks with an elbow.  Teixeira lands a hard left to the body. Jones lands a clean left hook.  Teixeira looks for a takedown, but Jones defends the attempt.  Jones lands a spinning back kick to the body.  They work for position along the cage.  Jones separates.  Jones misses with a wheel kick at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 3:  Jones pumps his jab.  Teixeira goes to the body with a right hand.  Jones throwing a lot of left hands.  He delivers a knee to the body. Jones lands an uppercut that knocks Teixeira’s mouthpiece out.  Jones looks to get the fight to the ground, but Teixeira stuffs the attempt.  Jones presses Teixeira against the cage.  Teixeira lands a hard uppercut on the inside.  Jones spins out.  Jones closes the distance and lands knees to the body inside the clinch position.  Teixeira pushes Jones away.  Teixeira lands to the body.  Everything Teixeira throws has bad intentions.  Jones lands knees to the body.  Jones lands a left hook on the break.  Teixeira is cut.  Jones lands a kick to the body followed by a left hand.  He lands to the body with a right hand.  Teixeira fires back with an uppercut.  He lands two knees to the body.  Teixeira lands another uppercut.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 4: Jones opens the fourth round with a kick to the body.  He lands a right hand.  Jones presses Teixeira against the cage.  They separate.  Jones clinches.  They work inside the clinch position.  Jones lands an elbow followed by a knee to the body.  Teixeira circles free.  Teixeira loses his mouthpiece.  They clean it off and the fight is restarted.  It was a stiff jab that popped it out.  Teixeira moving forward.  They exchange jabs.  Jones lands a hard inside leg kick.  Jones lands to the body.  Jones lands a lead uppercut.  He’s using his right hand to measure the distance and keep Teixeira on the outside.  Jones lands an elbow on the inside, and another.  They work inside the clinch.  Jones lands a series of elbows on the inside.  Teixeira circles out.  Jones takes him down and lands punches in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 5: They hug before the start of the final round.  John Hackleman tells Teixeira that he has to knock Jones out to win.  Jones takes Teixeira down, but Teixeira gets to his feet.  Jones presses him against the cage.  He lands an elbow. Teixeira lands an uppercut followed by a left hand.  They exchange.  Jones lands an uppercut.  He knocks Teixeira’s mouthpiece out.  They clean it off and restart the fight.  Teixeira lands a right hand.  Teixeira lands a right hand.  Jones misses with an elbow.  He lands an elbow on the inside.  Jones lands a combination.  Teixeira answers with an uppercut.  Jones ties him up.  They work for position along the cage with two minutes remaining.  Jones delivers an elbow.  Teixeira steps to the side and gets free.  They clinch.  Jones gets hit with an uppercut.  Teixeira pushes him away.  Jones covers up and moves away.  Teixeira moves forward.  Jones misses with a back elbow.  Jones bouncing on the outside.  He runs away from Teixeira.  He holds his hands above his head before the fight is over.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Jones.

The judges scored the fight for Jones by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 50-45.

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