Jon
Jones
21-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Light Heavyweight
Fighting me is bad for your career, it's going to be bad for your image."

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 21-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, jiu-jitsu, muay thai

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bones
From: Rochester, New York USA
Fights Out Of: Endicott, New York USA
Age: 27
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Iowa Central
Degree: Associates Degree

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1679
55% Successful
916
Types of Successful Strikes
0
916
59% Standing
21%
20%
541
188
187
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
64
52% Successful
33
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
10
22
0
Takedown Defense
95
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Jon Jones
UFC 187: Jones vs Johnson
May 23, 2015
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Jon Jones
Jan 3, 2015
92
58
3
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Jones
Apr 26, 2014
138
53
3
0
2
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Jones
Sep 21, 2013
134
110
1
1
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Jones
Apr 27, 2013
20
6
3
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Jon Jones
Sep 22, 2012
65
16
1
0
1
1
3
0
R4 Submission
Jon Jones
Apr 21, 2012
105
45
1
0
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Jones
Dec 10, 2011
24
13
1
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Jon Jones
Sep 24, 2011
61
16
2
0
2
0
3
0
R4 Submission
Jon Jones
Mar 19, 2011
9
75
0
3
0
0
0
4
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Jon Jones
Feb 5, 2011
20
5
2
0
3
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jon Jones
Aug 1, 2010
15
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jon Jones
Mar 21, 2010
5
11
0
2
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Jon Jones
Dec 5, 2009
5
44
0
1
0
0
0
2
R1 DQ
Win
Jon Jones
Jul 11, 2009
25
11
0
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jon Jones
Jan 31, 2009
45
37
7
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Jones
Aug 9, 2008
42
34
2
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

Part-Time Job Jones was a college wrestler and criminal justice student at Iowa Central when his girlfriend Jessie’s surprise pregnancy left him in need of quick cash. He visited an MMA gym and took his first fight within months – then five more in the next 3 months, winning them all. Jones and that girlfriend are now engaged with three daughters.

Quick Rise Jones entered the UFC in August 2008 on a few weeks’ notice, won, and was rewarded with bouts against future Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar and a UFC 100 spot against Jake O’Brien. Near effortless wins over veterans Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko followed before he dominated previously-unbeaten Ryan Bader at UFC 126. Jones’ only loss came at when a poor referee call resulted in a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill, in a fight he was by all accounts winning soundly.

Title Shot After his UFC 126 win, while still inside the Octagon, Jones was offered the chance to step in for injured teammate Rashad Evans to face light heavyweight champ “Shogun” Rua on six weeks’ notice. Jones accepted and went on to dominate Rua as well as his subsequent opponents: “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.

King Among Kings Just 23 years old when he defeated Shogun, Jones became the UFC’s youngest-ever world champion. Jones has successfully defended his light heavyweight title in a division-record eight consecutive fights. He’s also finished nine opponents by either knockout or submission, passing Chuck Liddell for most finishes in light heavyweight history.

Family Way Jones’ older brother Arthur plays for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts while younger sibling Chandler plays for the New England Patriots. It was those same brothers who dubbed him “Bones” growing up, since he was too skinny to find his footing on the gridiron.

Stand-Up Guy Jones is one of two fighters in UFC history to earn two submissions while standing, choking out both Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 and Jake O’Brien at UFC 100 with standing guillotine chokes (the other is Patrick Smith).
Champion’s Arrest On the day of his first title fight, Jones went to Great Falls Park in nearby Paterson, NJ, to meditate with his coaches. The relaxation was interrupted by a woman who’d had her purse stolen. Jones incredibly chased down the mugger and restrained him until the police could arrive.

Diving In
Along with his three-a-day workouts at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, Jones trains twice a week with the swim team at Albuquerque’s Sandia High School.

All-Star
As a collegiate wrestler, Jones was a JUCO National Wrestling Champion, Greco Roman All-American and New York State champion.

Cashing Checks Jones has won post-fight bonus awards in all three categories: Knockout of the Night for his win over Brandon Vera, Submission of the Night for his victories over Ryan Bader and Vitor Belfort, and Fight of the Night for the Rampage Jackson and Lyoto Machida bouts.

Viral Star Jones supplemented his local MMA lessons with instructional videos on YouTube. Jones’ jaw-dropping strikes like spinning elbows are rarely seen outside of martial arts movies and footage of his early fights made him an internet sensation himself.

A Rivalry Grows After missing out on his title shot to Shogun, Evans left the Jackson’s MMA camp to train with Florida’s Blackzilian team. The bitterness between Evans and Jones only grew when the two were pitted against one another in the UFC 145 main event.

Armed and Dangerous With a wingspan of 84.5”, Jones has the longest reach of any UFC fighter.

TUF Break Jones tried out for The Ultimate Fighter, but was rejected because he wasn’t old enough. As champion, he went on to coach TUF 17 against Chael Sonnen before fighting – and defeating – Sonnen at UFC 159.

Career

Trained With

Brian Stann
Brian Stann
12-6-0
( W-L-D )
Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans
24-3-1
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
31-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
22-10-0
( W-L-D )
Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Mauricio Rua UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES
Win
Mauricio Rua UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES

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