Jon "Bones" Jones is a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight with a professional record of 26 Wins 1 Loss and 1 No Contest. Jon is currently ranked #6 on the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings. He holds the record for being the youngest UFC Champion in the company's history.
Jon Jones got into combat sports in high school where he was a wrestler and became a state champion in upstate New York. Along with this, Jon would also win the National Judo Championship while attending college. He would eventually drop out to of college to start his MMA career. Jones would directly become a professional and made his debut in April of 2008 against Brad Bernard at Untamed 20 which he would win TKO (punches) in the first round. He would have a perfect record of 6-0 before he signed with the UFC.
Jon Jones UFC
Jon Jones made his debut on a short-notice fight against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 in 2008. Jones would secure a unanimous decision victory to continue his winning streak. He defeated Stephan Bonnar and Jake O'Brien before fighting Matt Hamill at The finale of the tenth season of the Ultimate Fighter. Jon suffered his first loss here as he connected with illegal 12-6 elbows causing Hamill's shoulder to dislocate, forcing the referee to end the fight in Hamill's favor.
Jones came back from his loss by Tko'ing Brandon Vera and then Vladimir Matyushenko before getting his first big-name opponent in the form of Ryan Bader at UFC 126. Jones won the fight in the second round by guillotine choke submission. A month later, Jon fought Mauricio Shogun Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jones dominated Shogun throughout the fight and secured a TKO in the third round after hitting a flying knee to become the youngest UFC champion in the company's history.
Jones was scheduled to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 133 but, the bout got canceled due to Jon's hand injury. Jone instead made his first title defense against Quinton Jackson at UFC 135, where he submitted the challenger in the fourth round via rear-naked choke.
Jones dominated the Light Heavyweight division and defeated the likes of Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira, and Daniel Cormier before getting stripped of the title and being put off competition for a year.
Jones returned at UFC 197, where he fought Ovince Siant Preux for the Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship after Daniel Cormier pulled out of the fight due to a foot injury.
Jones's rematch against Cormier was scheduled for UFC 200, but the fight got canceled due to USADA pulling up Jones for a potential doping violation and Jones getting a 1-year suspension from the commission and getting stripped of the interim title. In December, the Nevada State Athletic Commission also suspended Jon for a year.
He made his UFC return at UFC 214 against Cormier for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Jon would win the fight via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) but, the result was overturned, to a No-Contest after Jon tested positive for turinabol metabolite. Jon then fought Alexander Gustaffson for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight belt at UFC 232. He won the fight in the third round via ground and pound to become a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He then defended the title against Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos, and Dominick Reyes before vacating it to prepare to move to the Heavyweight Division.
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 2
Jon Jones fought Daniel Cormier for a second time at UFC 214 to unify the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Just like the first encounter, Jones got the better of Cormier as he outstruck the champion 95-60 in terms of significant strikes and won the first two rounds of the fight. The fight ended in the third round when Jon Jones TKO'ed Cormier to become a 2-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
The decision was later overturned to a No Contest because Jones tested positive for turinabol metabolite and Cormier would be reinstated as champion.
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2
Jon Jones fought Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Jones dominated Gustafsson both on the ground and the feet and would land 63 strikes as opposed to Gustafsson could only manage 24 strikes during the entire fight. The ended in the third round after Jones got control and start punching Gustaffson to finish him via TKO(punches) become a 2-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes
Jon Jones fought Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Dominick won the first round unanimously but then would go on to lose the next four rounds on the judges' scorecard with the second and third rounds being won by Jones via split decision and the fourth and fifth going unanimously in the champions' favor. The more aggressive Dominick would fall short as Jon Jones won the fight via a controversial Unanimous decision despite landing fewer strikes on the challenger. This would be Jon's last title defense as he would relinquish his title in August 2020, to prepare for a move to the Heavyweight Division.
Jon Jones Career Stats
Jon Jones's current record stands at 26-1-1. He is a 2-Time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
84 1⁄2 in (215 cm)
205 lb / 93 kg
Jon Jones Last Fight
Jon Jones's last fight was against Dominick Reyes who he defeated via Unanimous Decision at UFC 247 to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
Jon Jones Record
Listed below is the MMA professional record of Jon Jones: