How many times has Jon Jones been in the UFC?
He is a former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, holding the title from March 2011 to April 2015 and from December 2018 to August 2020. Jones also held the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in 2016.
When did Jon Jones fight Matt Hamill in UFC?
On December 5, 2009, Jones fought fellow light heavyweight prospect Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale. Jones used his wrestling to dominate Hamill, dislocating Hamill’s shoulder with a takedown, and battering him with strikes. However Jones would be disqualified for the use of illegal 12-6 elbows.
When did Jon Jones get disqualified from Ultimate Fighter?
On December 5, 2009, Jones faced off against fellow light heavyweight prospect Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale. Despite dominating the fight, Jones was disqualified for the use of multiple 12-6 elbows.
When did Jon Jones fight Anthony Smith in UFC?
In the first defense of his second UFC Light Heavyweight Championship reign, Jones faced Anthony Smith on March 2, 2019, in the main event at UFC 235. Jones dominated the fight, but was deducted two points in the fourth round after landing an illegal knee to Smith’s head while he was deemed a downed opponent.
When did Jon Jones regain his heavyweight title?
After his 2017 suspension was lifted, Jones reclaimed the championship in 2018 by defeating Alexander Gustafsson. He voluntarily vacated the title in 2020 amid a pay dispute with White and cited intent to move up to heavyweight. Jones was born on July 19, 1987 in Rochester, New York.
When did Jon Jones fight Stephan Bonnar in UFC?
In his second career UFC match, Jones took on veteran Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 on January 31, 2009. Jones showed superior wrestling abilities and executed strong takedowns as well as powerful throws including a suplex.