UFC 165 Jones V Gufstafsson Fight Results
Dana White described the absolutely classic Light Heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC 165 post-fight press conference as one where both men felt like they were going to die. Do you agree with the UFC President?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, last night (Sat., Sept. 21, 2013) and with a number of knockouts on the "Prelims," the pay-per-view (PPV) main card continued the momentum, delivering with a great showing of mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
Jon Jones edged Alexander Gustafsson in perhaps the greatest title fight in Light Heavyweight history winning a close five-round decision after a total back-and-forth war. However, it was one of those calls that had the MMA bubble talking well after the fight was over.
That's because it was the "Fight of the Year" to date, with both the champion and the challenger showing their warrior spirits.
Gustafsson exceeded expectations, putting Jones in a dogfight, taking down the champion more than once and stuffing every takedown except for one. Indeed, the Swede surprised nearly everyone by making this more than just a competitive fight; in fact, in the eyes of many professionals, fellow fighters and media observers, he could have done enough to win it. Minus the scorecard of 49-46 in favor of Jones, this fight was one of those main events that is scored per round based on the judging system and there will always be controversy -- or just a river flow of opinions -- after the fact.
The interim Bantamweight championship, on the other hand, was decisive, as Renan Barao got his 31st consecutive professional win by torching Eddie Wineland with a spinning-sidekick to the face, rocking the former World Extreme Cagefightingchampion a few steps back and followed up with punches.
UFC 165 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC 165 Main Event:
265 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson -- Jones wins via Unanimous Decision (48-47 x2, 49-46)
UFC 165 Co-Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland -- Barao wins via TKO (head kick & punches) 0:35 rd 2
UFC 165 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione vs. Brendan Schaub -- Schaub wins via Technical Submission (D'arce choke) 4:04 rd 1
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont vs. Constantinos Philippou -- Carmont wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
155 lbs.: Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov -- Nurmagomedov wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
UFC 165 FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci -- Jury wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar vs. Wilson Reis -- Reis wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
170 lbs.: Chris Clements vs. Stephen Thompson -- Thompson wins via KO (punches) 1:27 rd 2
135 lbs.: Mitch Gagnon vs. Dustin Kimura -- Gagnon wins via Technical Submission (guillotine) 4:05 rd 1
UFC 165 Facebook Prelims (6 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Renee Forte vs. John Makdessi -- Makdessi wins via TKO (punches) 2:00 rd 1
155 lbs.: Jesse Ronson vs. Michel Prazeres -- Prazeres wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Roland Delorme -- Caceres wins via Split Decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
265 lbs.: Nandor Guelmino vs. Daniel Omielanczuk -- Omielanczuk wins via KO (punch) 3:18 rd 3