For UFC 172, the promotion headed to the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD. The night's main event featured a Light Heavyweight championship bout between the division's king Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira. You can watch the highlights from the showdown right here on Bloody Elbow in the video above, or check out my play-by-play of the final round below.
Round 5 - Jones with a quick takedown but Glover got up just as quickly. The champ pushed Teixeira against the cage and just worked wrist control for a little while. Nice uppercut from Teixeira and a left hook. More phone booth warring, and Jones knocked his mouthpiece out again. Right hook from Teixeira after the mouthpiece was replaced. And another. Jones backed him up and unleashed the elbows again. Another uppercut from Glover. Side elbow from Jones, Anderson-style. Glover was finally showing signs of fatigue. Jones pushed Glover back and ate an uppercut. Jones with his hands down and just feinting now. They're back up after Glover landed a punch. Then Jones started to run a bit, which was weird. Jones missed with a spinning wheel kick and had his arms in the air before the final horn. 10-9 and 50-45 Jones.
Jon Jones defeated Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)