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Jon Jones


ABOUT
ABOUT

Jonathan Dwight Jones or Jon Jones in short, is an American MMA fighter currently signed with UFC

in the Light Heavyweight division. Also known as Bones, he is the current and two-time undisputed

champion of his division. He also held it as an interim champion once, thus taking the total count to

three times. As a Light Heavyweight fighter, Jon Jones holds multiple records at UFC, like most

number of successful and consecutive title defenses, longest winning streak, most victories and most

wins by submission.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Jon Jones UFC
  3. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 1
  4. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2
  5. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 1
  6. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2
  7. Jon Jones Stats
  8. Jon Jones Record
  9. Jon Jones Wife and Daughters
  10. How Much is Jon Jones worth?



UFC 232 Jones v Gustafsson 2


Early Life and Career


Before Jon Jones was a professional MMA fighter, he was a wrestler and a football player in high

school. His two brothers Arthur Jones and Chandler Jones are both professional NFL players. As a

wrestler, he was a state champion at Union-Endicott High School in New York. He dropped out of his

law college to pursue a career in MMA. After his debut in 2008, he amassed an undefeated record of

6-0 over a time period of three months. In his last fight before he joined UFC as a replacement

fighter, he defeated Moyses Gabin for the USKBA Heavyweight Championship via TKO.


Jon Jones UFC


Jon Jones came to UFC as a replacement for Tomasz Drwal in August, 2008 against Andre Gusmao.

When he won the Light Heavyweight title in March, 2011 defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, he

became the youngest UFC champion ever and then defeated the title against Quinton Jackson. He

won an interim championship in 2016, but was stripped off the title when he failed the drug test

before his UFC 200 match against Daniel Cormier. After returning in July, 2017, he defeated Cormier

to win his second Light Heavyweight Championship, but he failed the drug test once more, thereby

losing the title again.


His potential four-year ban came down to a year’s suspension due to lack of enough evidence and

upon returning, he defeated Alexander Gustafsson in UFC 232 to become the reigning champion of

UFC Light Heavyweight division. His current record is 25-1.


Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 1



UFC 182: Jones v Cormier


Jones faced off against Daniel Cormier on 3rd Januray 2015 at UFC 182. In a tightly contested bout, Jones became the first person ever to take Cormier down, scoring a total of three take downs and ending up clinching the victory via unanimous decision. However, the win was marred with controversy as Jones failed a drug test one month prior to the event, testing positive for cocaine.


Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2



UFC 214  Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones


Arch rivals Jones and Cormier met each other in a rematch for the light heavyweight title at the headliner of UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Jones put up a spectacular performance, landing a vicious head kick on Cormier in the third round and following it up with some nasty ground and pound, knocking Cormier out and reclaiming the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.


Although Jones beat Cormier in emphatic fashion, controversy loomed large over the rematch as well. On 22nd August, it was announced that Jones tested positive for another banned substance named Turinabol due to which the California State Athletic Commission overturned the result of the UFC 214 headliner between Jones and Cormier, ruling it as a no-contest. Subsequently, Jones was stripped of the light heavyweight championship title.


Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 1



UFC 232 Jones v Gustafsson 2


Jones faced the Swede knockout artist Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on 21st September 2013. In the early rounds, Gustafsson hurt Jones bad, cutting him above the eye but the champ, Jones overcame adversity in the later rounds of this back and forth encounter to clinch the victory via unanimous decision. Although Jones came out on top, it was evident that the Swede gave him the toughest fight of his career yet and fans wanted to see how Jones would fare against Gustafsson in a rematch.


Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2



UFC 232 Jones v Gustafsson 2


Jones came back from a 15 month long USADA suspension for failing a dope test to face Gustafsson in a rematch for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship title at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018. The rematch was nothing like the first time the pair met as Jones dominated Gustafsson throughout the fight, picking up the win along with the title via a third round TKO.


Jon Jones Stats


Below is the professional MMA career stats:


Win-Loss-Draw:


MatchesWinsLossesNo Contest
272511

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 10


Wins by Submission:

  1. 6


Wins by Decision:

  1. 9


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion


Reach:

  1. 84 12 in (215 cm)


Weight:

  1. 205 lb / 93 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Light Heavyweight


Jon Jones Record


Listed below is the MMA professional record of Jon Jones:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win25–1 (1)Thiago SantosDecision (split)UFC 239July 6, 2019
Win24–1 (1)Anthony SmithDecision (unanimous)UFC 235March 2, 2019
Win23–1 (1)Alexander GustafssonTKO (punches)UFC 232December 29, 2018
NC22–1 (1)Daniel CormierNC (overturned)UFC 214July 29, 2017
Win22–1Ovince Saint PreuxDecision (unanimous)UFC 197April 23, 2016
Win21–1Daniel CormierDecision (unanimous)UFC 182January 3, 2015
Win20–1Glover TeixeiraDecision (unanimous)UFC 172April 26, 2014
Win19–1Alexander GustafssonDecision (unanimous)UFC 165September 21, 2013
Win18–1Chael SonnenTKO (elbows and punches)UFC 159April 27, 2013
Win17–1Vitor BelfortSubmission (americana)UFC 152September 22, 2012
Win16–1Rashad EvansDecision (unanimous)UFC 145April 21, 2012
Win15–1Lyoto MachidaTechnical Submission (standing guillotine choke)UFC 140December 10, 2011
Win14–1Quinton JacksonSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 135September 24, 2011
Win13–1Maurício RuaTKO (punches and knees)UFC 128March 19, 2011
Win12–1Ryan BaderSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 126February 5, 2011
Win11–1Vladimir MatyushenkoTKO (elbows)UFC Live: Jones vs. MatyushenkoAugust 1, 2010
Win10–1Brandon VeraTKO (elbow and punches)UFC Live: Vera vs. JonesMarch 21, 2010
Loss9–1Matt HamillDQ (illegal downward elbows)The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights FinaleDecember 5, 2009
Win9–0Jake O'BrienSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 100July 11, 2009
Win8–0Stephan BonnarDecision (unanimous)UFC 94January 31, 2009
Win7–0André GusmãoDecision (unanimous)UFC 87August 9, 2008
Win6–0Moyses GabinTKO (punches)Battle Cage Xtreme 5July 12, 2008
Win5–0Parker PorterKO (punch)World Championship Fighting 3June 20, 2008
Win4–0Ryan VerrettTKO (punches)USFL: War in the Woods 3May 9, 2008
Win3–0Anthony PinaSubmission (guillotine choke)Ice FighterApril 25, 2008
Win2–0Carlos EduardoKO (punch)Battle Cage Xtreme 4April 19, 2008
Win1–0Brad BernardTKO (punches)FFP: Untamed 20April 12, 2008

Jon Jones Wife and Daughters


Jon Jones and Jessie Moses are together for a very long time, the couple got engaged in 2013. They are blessed with three daughters, Carmen, Olivia and Leah.


How Much is Jon Jones worth?


As of 2019, Jon Jones net worth is estimated to be $10 million.


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