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Jon Jones – Stats, History and MMA Record

Jon “Bones” Jones

Fit African American man with shirt off in mma gym. Jon Jones.
  • Age: 32
  • Date of birth: 19 July 1987
  • Born: Rochester, New York
  • Fighting out of: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight: 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
  • Reach: 84 1⁄2 in (215 cm)
  • Stance: Southpaw or Conventional
  • Main styles: Gaidojutsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, 
  • Belts: Black belt in Gaidojutsu,Blue belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Gym / Teams: Jackson-Wink MMA
  • Pro MMA record: 26-1, 1 no-contest
  • Winning %: 96%
  • Losing %: 4%
  • Wins by KO/TKO: 10 (38%)
  • Wins by submission: 6 (23%)
  • Wins by decision: 9 (38%)

Stand out Stats

  • Jones only loss to date came via disqualification in December, 2009. The future star was disqualified during his UFC bout against Matt Hamill, for hitting the light-heavyweight with illegal, 12 – 6, downward elbows.
  • Jones has 14 wins in UFC title fights (1)
  • In Jones first run as the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion from March, 2011 through January, 2015, he defended the title eight times. That is the fourth longest championship reign in UFC history.
  • Jones is tied with heavyweight Stefan Struve for having the longest reach in the UFC: 84.5 inches.

Pro MMA Record (2)

WinThiago SantosUFC 239 – Jones vs. Santos Jul / 06 / 2019

Decision (Split)55:00
WinAnthony SmithUFC 235 – Jones vs. Smith Mar / 02 / 2019

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinAlexander GustafssonUFC 232 – Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 Dec / 29 / 2018

KO (Punches)32:02
No ContestDaniel CormierUFC 214 – Cormier vs. Jones 2 Jul / 29 / 2017

No Contest (Overturned by CSAC)55:00
WinOvince St. PreuxUFC 197 – Jones vs. St. Preux Apr / 23 / 2016

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinDaniel CormierUFC 182 – Jones vs. Cormier Jan / 03 / 2015

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinGlover TeixeiraUFC 172 – Jones vs. Teixeira Apr / 26 / 2014

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinAlexander GustafssonUFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson Sep / 21 / 2013

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinChael SonnenUFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen Apr / 27 / 2013

TKO (Elbows and Punches)

WinVitor BelfortUFC 152 – Jones vs. Belfort Sep / 22 / 2012

Submission (Keylock)40:54
WinRashad EvansUFC 145 – Jones vs. Evans Apr / 21 / 2012

Decision (Unanimous)55:00
WinLyoto MachidaUFC 140 – Jones vs. Machida Dec / 10 / 2011

Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)24:26
WinQuinton JacksonUFC 135 – Jones vs. Rampage Sep / 24 / 2011

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)44:14
WinMauricio RuaUFC 128 – Shogun vs. Jones Mar / 19 / 2011

TKO (Punches and Knees)32:37
WinRyan BaderUFC 126 – Jones vs. Bader Feb / 05 / 2011

Submission (Guillotine Choke)24:20
WinVladimir MatyushenkoUFC Live 2 – Jones vs. Matyushenko Aug / 01 / 2010

TKO (Elbows)11:52
WinBrandon VeraUFC Live 1 – Vera vs. Jones Mar / 21 / 2010

TKO (Elbows and Punches)13:19
LossMatt HamillUFC – The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Dec / 05 / 2009

Disqualification (Illegal Elbows)14:14
WinJake O’BrienUFC 100 – Lesnar vs. Mir 2Jul / 11 / 2009 UkZK.99Submission (Guillotine Choke)22:43
WinStephan BonnarUFC 94 – St. Pierre vs. Penn 2
Jan / 31 / 2009
Decision (Unanimous)35:00
WinAndre GusmaoUFC 87 – Seek and Destroy
Aug / 09 / 2008
Decision (Unanimous)35:00
WinMoyses GabinBCX 5 – Battle Cage Xtreme 5
Jul / 12 / 2008
TKO (punches)21:58
WinParker PorterWCF – World Championship Fighting 3 Jun / 20 / 2008KO (punch)10:36
WinRyan VerrettUSFL – War in the Woods 3
May / 09 / 2008
TKO (punches)10:14
WinAnthony PinaCE Fighter – ICE Fighter
Apr / 25 / 2008
Submission (Guillotine Choke)11:15
WinCarlos EduardoBCX 4 – Battle Cage Xtreme 4
Apr / 19 / 2008
KO (Punches)30:24
WinBrad BernardFFP – Untamed 20
Apr / 12 / 2008
TKO (Punches)11:32

Biography / Interesting Facts

Jones path to mixed-martial-arts

Jones wrestled in high school and went on to become a state champion wrestler at Union-Endicott High School in upstate New York. After winning a JUCO championship at Iowa Central Community College, Jones dropped out of college to pursue a career in MMA.

“Bones” pro-debut

The future UFC champion had his first pro-bout at FFP: Untamed 20 in 2008, and Jones finished Brad Bernard in less than two minutes.

Jones becomes the youngest UFC champion ever

Man yelling with tattoo, Jon "bones" Jones.

After putting together a 6-1 UFC record, Jones was booked to fight the legendary and then light-heavyweight champ, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128 in 2011. Jones stopped Rua with a series of punches and knees in round three. Jones, who was 23 years, eight months and one day old at the time, became the youngest UFC champion ever. So young, perhaps, that you could say he had that ‘youthful energy and drive’ motivating him, which older UFC fighters often need supplements for!

The champ’s first big test 

Armed with an awe-inspiring UFC record of 13-1, Jones was scheduled to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in September, 2013. The champion was a heavy favorite to win the contest, but Gustafsson pushed Jones throughout the thrilling fight. Although “Bones” emerged from the fight with a decision win, it was widely considered to be one of the greatest championship fights in UFC history.

One of the most heated rivalries in MMA

Jones rivalry with Daniel Cormier is widely regarded to be one of the most intense the sport has ever seen. In 2014, before the two fought for the first time in 2015, Jones and Cormier had a brief, physical altercation at a press conference. Jones was fined $50,000 by the Nevada Commission and sentenced to 40 hours of community service for the incident.

In January, 2015, Jones defeated Cormier by decision at UFC 182. The fierce rivals battled again at UFC 214 two years later in 2017, and Jones won the fight via stoppage. That result, however, was overturned to a no-contest, after Jones tested positive for banned substances (see below).

Jones first reign as champ ends following hit-and-run incident

The star’s first reign as light-heavyweight champion was halted at 8 title defences in 2015, but not due to a loss in the Octagon. Following a hit-and-run incident in April, 2015, which broke the arm of a pregnant woman in Albuquerque, the UFC stripped Jones of the 205 title (3). Jones was eventually sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Other controversies involving “Bones”

Although Jones is widely considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, if not the greatest, the decorated fighter has been tied to several controversies. In addition to his aforementioned hit-and-run incident, in 2012, Jones plead guilty to a DUI incident in New York State. In 2015, prior to his first fight with Daniel Cormier, it was revealed Jones had tested positive for cocaine metabolites.

In 2016, Jones tested positive for the banned substances clomiphene and letrozole, and was ultimately suspended for one year. Jones denied knowingly taking performance enhancing drugs, and an arbitrator concluded the substances were not taking intentionally.

Approximately one year later, following Jones’ victory over Cormier at UFC 214, it was announced that the star had tested positive for Turinabol, an anabolic steroid. The fight was overturned to a no-contest and Jones was sentenced to an 18 month suspension. Once again, Jones denied intentionally taking any type of PED.

In 2018, as Jones was preparing to face Alexander Gustafsson for a second time at UFC 232, it was announced “Bones” had tested positive for trace amounts of Turinabol. The fight was moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and since Jones had only tested for minute amounts of the banned substance, he was not suspended.

Jones’ famous brothers

Jones isn’t the only famous and accomplished athlete in the family. His older brother Arthur Jones played as a defensive end in the National Football League, and his younger brother Chandler continues to play as an outside linebacker with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.

The light-heavyweight’s net worth

Jone is estimated to be worth $10 million dollars(4) after fighting professionally for ten plus years, and becoming one of the best fighters in all of combat sports. He was also on of the first MMA fighters to be sponsored by Nike on large international scale with his own shoe line. He may even have other gym gear like gym bags coming out in the future.

Jones personal life

While Jones is not married yet, he is engaged to his fiance Jessie. The couple have three daughters together.


  1. Wikipedia, List of UFC Records. Retrieved from
  2. Sherdog, Jon Jones. Retrieved from
  3. The Guardian, Jon Jones stripped of UFC world title after hit-and-run incident. Retrieved from
  4. Celebrity Networth, Jon Bones Jones Net Worth. Retrieved from

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