UFC 128 Results: Jon Jones destroys Shogun Rua, wins UFC Light Heavyweight TitlePosted on March 19, 2011, 11:46 PM by Anton Gurevich
At the age of just 23, Jon Jones defeated Mauricio Shogun Rua to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. Jones dominated Rua throughout three rounds of their encounter, once again with incredible wrestling skills and improved striking skills.
Shogun had a very little to offer against Jones, surprisingly looking exhausted after the first round. The exiting Champ was unable to execute his trademark leg kicks, as well as other aspects of what is considered as one of the best striking capabilities in MMA.
As for Jones, the young King played his regular game of unorthodox strikes and unstoppable takedowns. Jones was cautious in Shogun's guard, and in general, was not tempted to finish the fight quickly.
The right moment came in Round 3, when Jon Jones capitalized on Shogun's poor position on the ground, unleashing hell with elbows and punches from the top. Shogun was forced to get away after suffering a vicious knee to the ribs, as Jon Jones chased the multi-time MMA Champion to claim what he considers his destiny.
Jon Jones is now 13-1 in his MMA career. But who can stop him? Rashad Evans will be the next in line for the young phenom, in what can surely develop into another bad blood match-up between two former teammates.