After a controversial decision win over Alexander Gustafsson in his last fight at UFC 165, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had much to prove heading into last night’s (April 26, 2014) UFC 172 from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
The champion proved that he is still every bit the dominant champion he rose to prominence as, defeating Teixeira with a surgically precise display of vicious Muay Thai elbows, knees, kicks, and punches.
It was one of “Bones” finest striking performances of all-time, and he withstood the relentless onslaught of noted power striker Teixeira.
“Bones” will now move on for his long-awaited rematch with Gustafsson at a yet-to-be-determined date.
Jones did a lot to erase the bad memories of his close fight with “The Mauler,” and he looked absolutely stellar in handing Teixeira his first loss in 21 fights.
Check out the video highlights of his win courtesy of FOX Sports above.
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