ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: Fighters Jon Jones (L) and Rashad Evans pose after a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Fuel TV is making good use of their access to the UFC library, as they have now begun to make fight footage available on their YouTube channel. Here's one of the recent additions - the finish from Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 last fall.
As we head into UFC 145 and the big Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans UFC Light Heavyweight title fight, this is a great clip to revisit. While it was eclipsed that night by Frank Mir's nasty kimura on Minotauro, this is one brutal submission. The way Lyoto just slumps to the mat when Jones releases him is a true image for the ages. Rewatching the clip (which includes almost the entirety of round 2), I am reminded just how dangerous Jon Jones can be. There's no doubt that Lyoto pushed him, but Jones responded by pushing back in a serious way, and the end result is The Dragon, unconcious, while Jones walks away victorious.
For more details on Jones vs. Lyoto (and, why not, Mir vs. Nog as well), be sure to check out our UFC 140 Judo Chops from KJ Gould and Ben Thapa.
Does a similar fate await Rashad Evans? We'll find out in just a few short weeks at UFC 145.
Check out the full video after the jump.