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Jon Jones dominates Glover Teixeira at UFC 172

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According to an April 26 post from Bleacher Report, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones absolutely dominated Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172. Jones, 26, successfully defended his belt for the seventh time in his UFC career, with perhaps the most impressive performance of his life.

Jones spent much of the opening round feeling out Teixeira, so the first frame could have been judged either way. However, Jones found his range in the second stanza, and he opened Teixeira up with a massive elbow in the third. It was much of the same for Jones in the fourth and fifth, as he cruised to a victory on the judges' scorecards.

While Jones did not earn a finish, he looked great at UFC 172. Jones fought a brilliant fight, and he retained his championship. With the victory, Jones advances to fight Alexander Gustafsson later this year. As for Teixeira, he drops down the UFC light heavyweight ladder. It was his first loss in 21 fights, and he earned some props for hanging with Jones for 25 minutes.

Jones enjoyed a nice height and reach advantage over Teixeira. He used both to his advantage, as Teixeira struggled to get inside to work his striking game. Surprisingly, Jones seemed content to stand and trade punches with Teixeira. There was just a handful of takedown attempts by both men.

Teixeira will likely fight Phil Davis next, or another top ten light heavyweight contender. In the UFC 172 co-main, Anthony Johnson made a solid comeback to the UFC with a crisp effort against Davis. Johnson wasn't even ranked in the top 10 in the division heading into UFC 172, but his effort against Davis propels him into the the title mix. Johnson won't fight Jones next, but he's just a couple wins away from a title shot.

In the UFC 172 main card swing fight, Luke Rockhold defeated Tim Boetsch with an inverted triangle kimura at the 2:08 mark of the opening round. Rockhold's win over Boetsch propels him into the top five at middleweight, and he could possibly fight the winner of Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida.


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