SAN DIEGO--Jon Jones continued his meteoric rise in the Ultimate Fighting Championship with a first-round TKO of Vladimir Matyushenko on Sunday night.
Jones took just 1:52 to earn the victory in the main event of the UFC on Versus card at the San Diego Sports Arena.
After landing a spinning back kick, Jones tripped Matyushenko to the mat and landed in top position.
He then secured a crucifix and pounded Matyushenko until the referee called a stop to the fight.
Also, Yushin Okami won a split decision over Mark Munoz and Takanori Gomi knocked out Las Vegan Tyson Griffin just a minute into the bout.