Top 5 most difficult matches of Jon Jones’ career (Part 2)

Alexander Gustafsson – UFC 165

The match between second-place king Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones was rated by UFC as one of the best matches in this MMA tournament. Despite 7 years, UFC 165 is still one of the most-watched matches before each event Jon Jones participates in.

5 rounds with alternate control between romantic puncher Gustafsson and champion Jon Jones is what makes every judges a headache when scoring. Fans also said that Jon Jones’s victory was a favor from the judges because Gustafsson had repeatedly put Jon Jones in danger.

Daniel Cormier – UFC 182

In the first encounter between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, the two had conflicts, even fighting backstage. Cormier was then the undefeated UFC champion, and Jon Jones has just returned.

Daniel Cormier has caused many problems for Jon Jones in close range, in the clinch. In particular, this boxer also performed the throwing phase of Jon Jones like a doll that made the audience excited.

On the opposite corner of the station, Jon Jones did not fit while constantly overwhelming Cormier with striking attacks and tactical attacks. Perhaps this careful ‘investment’ of Jon Jones made Cormier lose his fitness in the final half, creating conditions for Jon Jones to rise to the final victory.

Lyoto Machida – UFC 140

Although the Lyoto Machida vs Jon Jones match ended with a guillotine lock and the sight of the Brazilian MMA legend rolling with eyes and eyes falling to the floor, it was still a difficult match for Jon Jones.

In the first half, Jon Jones was unable to beat Machida’s superior Karate skill. Even the young champion at that time was punched many times with just a single left punch of Machida.


Above are the top 5 most difficult matches of Jon Jones’ career. Regardless of the times when he was arrested for breaking the law or he was an almost perfect fighter.

Jon Jones has a firm and careful style, not too rushed, but slowly to find the opponent’s gap. The attack that makes the former king’s characteristic is kicking the pillow. Jon often uses this attack to close the distance and gradually destroy the opponent’s ability to operate legs. He worths being one of the greatest boxers in the UFC.