Article

Jones Halts Vladdy in One

Jon Jones continued his rise up the 205-pound ranks Sunday night with a devastating first round stoppage of Vladimir Matyushenko...
SAN DIEGO, August 1 – It was quick, it was dominant, and it was something the light heavyweight division will have to get used to, as 205-pound phenom Jon Jones passed another test with breakneck speed Sunday night at the San Diego Sports Arena, halting veteran Vladimir Matyushenko in less than two minutes to up his record to 11-1.

“I trained the hardest I could possibly train and I knew it was going to be my toughest fight,” said Jones, who certainly didn’t make it look like his toughest fight, as he controlled the bout from start to finish against the rugged Belarus native, whose only previous losses were to Tito Ortiz, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Andrei Arlovski, and Vernon White.

Loose and relaxed, Jones – who was coming off a first round TKO of Brandon Vera in March - came at Matyushenko (24-5) slowly yet with a determined stride. A kick to the leg and a spinning back kick opened up the scoring for ‘Bones’, and he quickly followed up with a takedown. Within a few moments, Jones had pinned Matyushenko down and then came a series of ferocious forearms that forced referee Herb Dean to call a halt to the bout at the 1:52 mark.
Saturday, July 22
8PM/5PM
ETPT
Long Island, New York

Media

Recent
Chris Weidman is seeking redemption for his recent losses when he takes on Kelvin Gastelum in the main event at Fight Night Long Island on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2017
Dennis Bermudez and Darren Elkins will have a battle of veterans at Fight Night Long Island. Don't miss the action on the main card starting at 8pm/5pm ETPT live on FOX on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2017
Sean O'Malley earned himself a contract after a phenomenal KO victory on week 2 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series on UFC FIGHT PASS. Snoop Dogg had a classic call on "Snoop Cast" of the epic KO.
Jul 19, 2017
Joe Rogan previews the pivotal middleweight battle between Chris Weidman & Kelvin Gastelum set for the main event at Fight Night Long Island.
Jul 19, 2017