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Jon Jones Challenged but Still Victorious

Jesse Ronson; Michel Prazeres

Jon Jones had a tough fight Saturday night, but retained his UFC light heavyweight championship title. With this victory, he defended his title for six straight wins, a new UFC record. It was Jones’ hardest fight in the UFC to date, but at the end, he won a five-round unanimous decision over Alexander Gustafsson.

The judges scored the close fight 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46, but some say the results could have gone either way.

Gustafsson gave Jones the most problems in the Octagon in his whole his career. Gustafsson stung Jones with straight punches, left uppercuts, and kicks. The challenger even became the first man to take Jones down. At the end of the fight, Jones appeared more bloody than Gustafsson.

UFC president Dana White, said both fighters went to the hospital after the fight.

“I’ve been asking for a tough fight like this and I got it,” said Jones. “I have a lot of work to do in the gym. I felt really sloppy tonight. He was just a tough fighter. That was by far my toughest fight.”

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