UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continued his reign by taking a split decision victory over Thiago Santos at UFC 239. He discusses the close call and entertains the idea of a trilogy bout with Daniel Cormier. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes both retained their titles at UFC 239. Jones took a decision over Thiago Santos in the main event and Nunes scored a first-round knockout of Holly Holm. Jorge Masvidal also made promotional history on July 6 by scoring a 5-second knockout over Ben Askren. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
All fighters competing at UFC 239 on July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena faced off against each other one last time before their bouts take place. In the main event, Jon Jones will put his light heavyweight belt on the line against Thiago Santos. In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes will look to continue her reign as the women’s bantamweight champion when she takes on Holly Holm.
Prior to UFC 239, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says he’s trying to challenge himself, set his own records to establish his legacy and explains how he’s become comfortable with where he is in his career. He will put his title on the line in the main event against Thiago Santos. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
All 24 fighters competing at UFC 239 on July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena made weight at the official weigh-in at the New York-New York hotel-casino on Friday. The main event features UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones putting his belt on the line against Thiago Santos. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Prior to UFC 239, the Review-Journal’s Adam Hill and Heidi Fang break down the main event between Jon Jones and Thiago Santos for the light heavyweight title, the co-main championship tilt between Holly Holm and reigning bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes, and preview a feature bout between Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
At UFC 239 open workouts, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones thanked fans for their support during his “controversial moments” and says he wants to be more active through 2020. His challenger Thiago Santos says he will “shock the world” on July 6 and be the new division champion. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Jon Jones retained the UFC light heavyweight title when he took a decision over Anthony Smith and the welterweight belt changed hands when Kamaru Usman defeated Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Adam Hill and Heidi Fang recap the top three fights on the par-per-view card from the T-Mobile Arena.
Jon Jones retained the UFC light heavyweight belt when he earned a decision over Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC 235.
Every fighter competing at UFC 235 engaged in staredowns with their opponents one last time at the ceremonial weigh-ins before squaring off on Saturday, March 2 at the T-Mobile Arena.
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All 24 fighters competing at UFC 235 at the T-Mobile Arena on March 2 stepped on the scale prior for the official fight card weigh-ins. All four fighters competing in the title bouts slated for the event made weight.
Though recent drug test results still show trace amounts of Turinabol in his system, UFC light heayvweight champion Jon Jones says he has no shame and is hiding nothing as he prepares for his UFC 235 title bout against Anthony Smith.
Despite UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones being in the spotlight for drug test discrepancies and other outside the cage struggles, Anthony Smith says he is tuning out the noise and remaining focused on the challenge of beating the reigning champion in the cage.
Anthony Smith will challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Mar. 2 at the T-Mobile Arena. Ahead of the fight he tells RJ Ringside that he’s not allowing the “aura” of Jones affect him. (Heidi Fang / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UFC president Dana White joined Heidi Fang and Adam Hill to discuss the UFC 235 card set for Las Vegas on Mar. 2 at the T-Mobile Arena and also spoke on Colby Covington and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s and Conor McGregor’s disciplinary measures given by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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UFC 235 opened with Jon Jones returning after his meeting at the Nevada Athletic commission, Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman arguing on stage and Ben Askren making his UFC debut.
The Nevada Athletic Commission issued UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones a conditional one-fight license to compete at UFC 235 taking place at the T-Mobile Arena on Mar. 2. Jones had to reapply for a license in Nevada after failing a drug test which led to UFC 232 being moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, California.
Amanda Nunes defeats Cyborg in the women’s featherweight division and Jon Jones returns to UFC as the light heavyweight champion. Covering the Cage host Heidi Fang and Adam Hill recap the UFC 232 main and co main events.
Two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier discusses why he can appreciate his Derrick Lewis’ path to competing for the heavyweight belt at UFC 230 and his hopes to face Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones before retiring.
At a scrum ahead of UFC 218 fight week, UFC president Dana White gave updates on what could be next for several fighters and discussed what could happen with Nate Diaz, Georges St-Pierre, Rose Namajunas and more.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was flagged by USADA for a potential doping violation. UFC president Dana White reflects on what could’ve been with Jones, what fights they were planning to make and what’s next for the division.
UFC vice president of athlete health and development Jeff Novitzky spoke to media about UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones being flagged by USADA for apotential violation of the UFC’s anti-doping policy. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Review-Journal sports reporter Adam Hill and videographer Heidi Fang talked Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping and The Ultimate Fighter season 26 cast during their live weekly update on Covering The Cage Facebook page. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Covering the Cage: Adam Hill recaps Jon Jones’ third-round knockout of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 for the light-heavyweight title at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Adam Hill breaks down the matchups and makes his picks for UFC 214. (Nathan Asselin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ahead of UFC 214 Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones proved their rivalry is still alive as they taunted each other during a news conference ahead of their July 29 rematch set for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
All fighters involved in the UFC 214 title fights squared off at the press conference in Los Angeles at The Novo. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will finally rematch Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will face Jon Jones in a title rematch at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif. Ahead of the fight they exchanged heated words at a press conference in Dallas, Texas.
Fighters competing in UFC summer events squared off after the press conference at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Intense staredowns went down between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa, as well as Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.
There’s no doubt that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are rivals. Jones flipped off Cormier after his win at UFC 197 and looks forward to their showdown at UFC 200.