- Stand out Stats
- Pro MMA Record (2)
- Biography / Interesting Facts
- Jones path to mixed-martial-arts
- “Bones” pro-debut
- Jones becomes the youngest UFC champion ever
- The champ’s first big test
- One of the most heated rivalries in MMA
- Jones first reign as champ ends following hit-and-run incident
- Other controversies involving “Bones”
- Jones’ famous brothers
- The light-heavyweight’s net worth
- Jones personal life
Jon Jones – Stats, History and MMA Record
Jon “Bones” 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)
|Win||Thiago Santos||UFC 239 – Jones vs. Santos Jul / 06 / 2019||Decision (Split)||5||5:00|
|Win||Anthony Smith||UFC 235 – Jones vs. Smith Mar / 02 / 2019||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Alexander Gustafsson||UFC 232 – Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 Dec / 29 / 2018||KO (Punches)||3||2:02|
|No Contest||Daniel Cormier||UFC 214 – Cormier vs. Jones 2 Jul / 29 / 2017||No Contest (Overturned by CSAC)||5||5:00|
|Win||Ovince St. Preux||UFC 197 – Jones vs. St. Preux Apr / 23 / 2016||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Daniel Cormier||UFC 182 – Jones vs. Cormier Jan / 03 / 2015||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Glover Teixeira||UFC 172 – Jones vs. Teixeira Apr / 26 / 2014||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Alexander Gustafsson||UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson Sep / 21 / 2013||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Chael Sonnen||UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen Apr / 27 / 2013||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||1||4:33|
|Win||Vitor Belfort||UFC 152 – Jones vs. Belfort Sep / 22 / 2012||Submission (Keylock)||4||0:54|
|Win||Rashad Evans||UFC 145 – Jones vs. Evans Apr / 21 / 2012||Decision (Unanimous)||5||5:00|
|Win||Lyoto Machida||UFC 140 – Jones vs. Machida Dec / 10 / 2011||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||4:26|
|Win||Quinton Jackson||UFC 135 – Jones vs. Rampage Sep / 24 / 2011||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||4||4:14|
|Win||Mauricio Rua||UFC 128 – Shogun vs. Jones Mar / 19 / 2011||TKO (Punches and Knees)||3||2:37|
|Win||Ryan Bader||UFC 126 – Jones vs. Bader Feb / 05 / 2011||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||4:20|
|Win||Vladimir Matyushenko||UFC Live 2 – Jones vs. Matyushenko Aug / 01 / 2010||TKO (Elbows)||1||1:52|
|Win||Brandon Vera||UFC Live 1 – Vera vs. Jones Mar / 21 / 2010||TKO (Elbows and Punches)||1||3:19|
|Loss||Matt Hamill||UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale Dec / 05 / 2009||Disqualification (Illegal Elbows)||1||4:14|
|Win||Jake O’Brien||UFC 100 – Lesnar vs. Mir 2Jul / 11 / 2009 UkZK.99||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||2:43|
|Win||Stephan Bonnar||UFC 94 – St. Pierre vs. Penn 2|
Jan / 31 / 2009
|Win||Andre Gusmao||UFC 87 – Seek and Destroy|
Aug / 09 / 2008
|Win||Moyses Gabin||BCX 5 – Battle Cage Xtreme 5|
Jul / 12 / 2008
|Win||Parker Porter||WCF – World Championship Fighting 3 Jun / 20 / 2008||KO (punch)||1||0:36|
|Win||Ryan Verrett||USFL – War in the Woods 3|
May / 09 / 2008
|Win||Anthony Pina||CE Fighter – ICE Fighter|
Apr / 25 / 2008
|Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||1:15|
|Win||Carlos Eduardo||BCX 4 – Battle Cage Xtreme 4|
Apr / 19 / 2008
|Win||Brad Bernard||FFP – Untamed 20|
Apr / 12 / 2008
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.
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
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.
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