UFC 145: Jon Jones retains title with a dominant Unanimous Decision victoryPosted on April 22, 2012, 12:03 AM by Anton Gurevich
Jones was the dominant force throughout the fight, thanks to a good use of his reach advantage, and the unpredictability factor that was just too much for Rashad Evans. Jones tagged his opponent with strikes over and over again, once again proving that he's one TOP 3 best Pound-for-Pound fighters on the planet.
Jones' elbow strikes proved to be the deciding factor in the fight. Jones used his elbows as a leading jab, catching Rashad Evans over and over again. Elbows were usually followed by flying knees, which wobbled Evans on several occasions.
Evans' best moment in this fight was the head kick he managed to land towards the end of Round 1. Jon Jones looked dazed, but managed to quickly recover, in a way reminding fans about his encounter with Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida.
Unfortunately for Evans, he had little to offer in this fight. It was all Jon Jones from start to finish.
Jones improves his record to 16-1, and could be easily considered as the second best fighter on the planet. If Anderson Silva loses to Chael Sonnen, Jones would be a legitimate #1, but even today, I won't be surprised if anyone considers Jones to be currently the best fighter on the planet.
Alexander Gustafsson and Dan Henderson are next in line for Jon Jones. Personally, Gustafsson looks like the most intriguing option for Jones, while Dan Henderson, as an old school fighter, doesn't differ much from Rashad Evans, or anyone else Jones has already faced inside the Octagon.