Jon Jones did not let the fight to the judges this time around.
After a third-round takedown, ‘Bones’ opened the path to the win with some ground and pound from back mount until referee Mike Beltran waved the bout off, settling Jones’ TKO victory to win the UFC light heavyweight title in the UFC 232 main event. On Twitter, pro fighters were impressed.
This bout to be a good one too. I don’t really fuck with Jones but if he pull it off you can’t hate #UFC232— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) December 30, 2018
Now that USADA has been all over JJ ass hopefully we get no surprises— Randa Markos (@randamma) December 30, 2018
I feel like Gus winning after what Nunes just did is an unrealistic expectation for one night of fights... #UFC232— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) December 30, 2018
Bones looking real sharp in round 1 tho. #ufc232— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) December 30, 2018
Hit him with the Pico gram!!!!— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) December 30, 2018
I reckon Jones is playing the long game. Trying to frustrate Gus and draw him in. #UFC232— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) December 30, 2018
Lack of feints from Gus and body shots from Jones doesn’t bode well for Gus. Look for high kicks from Jones. #UFC232— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 30, 2018
Weird, the cheater won, who would’ve guessed? What a joke— Jamie Varner (@jamievarner) December 30, 2018
DAMNNNNNN!!! A focused Jon Jones, is one dangerous mofo!!! That guy has ALL the talent in the world!! I hope he can stay clear of anymore distractions to finish his career strong, in the eyes on the fans. #UFC232— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) December 30, 2018
Nunes vs Jones— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) December 30, 2018
But seriously tho, I gotta take my hat off to @JonnyBones. To still be able to perform under that amount of pressure is incredible— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) December 30, 2018
Totally perfect way to fight someone who stood toe to toe with you when you last fought. Great night of fights! #UFC232— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 30, 2018