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Jon Jones' insane records

  • 2018-08-01 17:52
  • 아시아뉴스통신=Timothy Montales 기자
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Jon "Bones" Jones, former UFC light heavyweight champion, returns to the octagon after a 15-month hiatus for UFC 214 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California to reclaim his championship gold from Daniel "DC" Cormier, the current UFC light heavyweight champion.

As his rematch with Cormier draws near, MMA Junkie reviewed several records the 30-year old challenger has under his belt.

General Information

Jones holds the top spot in the recent USA TODAY Sports/MMajunkie MMA light-heavyweight rankings and is Number Three, pound-for-pound.

His rematch is his 18th UFC light-heavyweight bout, joining the ranks of fellow light heavyweights Ryan Bader, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, and Rashad Evans in terms of the most number of championship appearances.

His 13-fight UFC win streak in the light-heavyweight division is both the longest active streak and the longest in the division's history.The same streak is also the UFC's second longest, three wins behind Anderson "The Spider" Silva's record.

His 16 UFC light-heavyweight wins are the most in modern UFC history, while his nine stoppage wins are tied with Liddell's in the division.
His five submission wins are the most in the division's history.

He also holds the record of defeating five fighters who were once undisputed UFC belt holders, only one victory shy of equalling Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida's six.
He is tied with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua for the number of fight-night bonuses with seven in the light-heavyweight division.

And more importantly, his 84.5 reach is the longest in the light-heavyweight division, which he shares with UFC heavyweight fighter Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve, in terms of longest among active UFC fighters.
Championship Resume


In March 2011 at the age of 23, Jon Jones became UFC's youngest champion in history with a TKO win over Rua.
A year after, he became the youngest UFC champion to successfully defend his title with a submission win over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
His 1,501-day title reign is the longest in the UFC light-heavyweight division.

His 10 UFC title wins are the fourth most in UFC history behind George "Rush" St-Pierre's 12, Silva's 11, and Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson's 11.
His eight straight title defenses are a record for his weight class, and it is also the fourth longest behind Johnson's 10, Silva's 10, and St-Pierre's nine.

His four title defenses between September 24, 2011 and September 22, 2012, are the most by any champion of the league, and his five stoppage wins are most behind Silva's nine, Matt Hughes' nine, Johnson's six, and Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey's six.

In Battle

Jones has never been knocked down or submitted.

His 1,273 total strikes landed and his 1,021 significant strikes landed are both the most in his division, and his 138 significant strikes landed against Glover Teixeira were the second most in a UFC light-heavyweight title fight.

His 55.6-percent significant strike accuracy is the highest among active fighters in his weight class, while his +2.29 strike differential rate is second in his division behind Corey Anderson's +2.68.
His 36 takedowns landed are third most behind Evans' 50 and Bader's 46, and his 52.2 percent takedown accuracy rate is the highest among active fighters in his class.

With his 94.6-percent takedown defense, which is UFC's third best behind Renan Barao's 100 percent and Tyron Woodley's 95.2 percent, Jones was only taken down twice.

He is also one of the three UFC fighters to earn two fourth-round finishes, and he has done it in UFC 135 (against Jackson) and in UFC 152 (against Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort).Both were clinched via submission.

In terms of submissions, his 10 submission attempts are the third most behind Renato Sobral's 15 and Stephan "The American Psycho" Bonnar's 13.He also joins Partick Smith in winning fights with standing submissions twice.

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