UFC 152 Play-by-Play: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

September 20, 2012

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Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort
(UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)

Round 1: Jones crawls across the cage.  Belfort tries to kick him as he stands.  Jones moves in and quickly gets the fight to the ground.  Belfort hangs on.  Belfort works for an arm bar.  Jones stands and defends.  It was close looking.  Jones gets free and gains top position.  Jones lands short elbows.  Belfort is cut over his right eye.  Belfore looks for another arm bar but gives up on it.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Jones lands a solid left hand.  Belfort is bleeding all over the place.  Jones lands another elbow on the eye.  Belfort works to control his wrists.  Jones starts to open up more with his elbows.  Jones stands and looks at the clock.  Jones dives in with a punch and gets to side control.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 2: The ringside doctor comes in to check Belfort’s cut.  Belfort says he’s okay to continue and the fight resumes.  They touch gloves.  Belfort misses with a high kick.  Belfort lands a left to the body.  Jones is moving forward.  He attempts a spinning elbow.  Belfort lands a high kick and punches backing Jones up.  Jones lands side kicks to the knee of Belfort.   Jones continues to kick at Belforts lead knee.  Two minutes are left in the round.  Jones lands a front kick to the face.  Jones drops his hands  and moves in with a combination.  Belfort lands a knee to the body and pulls guard.  Jones lands a hard elbow.  Jones softens him up with punches and elbows.  Belfort not taking the damage he did last round.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 3: Jones working kicks to the legs of Belfort.  Jones lands a side kick to the body that hurts Belfort.  He falls to the ground and Jones jumps on him.  Belfort looks for an oma plata and Jones stands.  Jones goes for a spinning back kick to the body.  He lands a right hand.  Belfort lands a left hand.  They clinch.  Belfort presses Jones against the cage and pulls guard.  Jones lands short elbows inside Belfort’s guard.   Jones advances to half guard.  Jones lands a series of left elbows.  Belfort works back to full guard.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round 4: The pace slows.  Belfort throws a high kick.  He gets on the inside and lands punches to the body.  Jones takes him down and moves to side control.  Jones locks on an americana and Belfort is forced to tap out.

The official time of he submision was :54 of the fourth round.

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