Jon
Jones
20-1-0( W-L-D )
It is a great opportunity for me at such a young age and being new to the sport of MMA. I am extremely excited to be a part of the UFC.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 20-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Fighter Info

Nickname: Bones
From: Rochester, NY USA
Fights Out Of: Endicott, NY USA
Age: 27
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )
College: Iowa Central
Degree: Associates Degree

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1501
55% Successful
824
Types of Successful Strikes
0
824
59% Standing
18%
23%
490
148
186
Striking Defense
66
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
59
51% Successful
30
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
10
22
0
Takedown Defense
97
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Jon Jones
UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier
Sep 27, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Daniel Cormier -- -- -- --
Jon Jones Apr 26, 2014
138 3 2 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Glover Teixeira 53 0 0 0
Jon Jones Sep 21, 2013
134 1 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Alexander Gustafsson 110 1 0 0
Jon Jones Apr 27, 2013
20 3 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Chael Sonnen 6 0 0 0
Jon Jones Sep 22, 2012
65 1 1 3 R4 Submission
Vitor Belfort 16 0 1 0
Jon Jones Apr 21, 2012
105 1 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Rashad Evans 45 0 0 0
Jon Jones Dec 10, 2011
24 1 1 0 R2 Submission
Lyoto Machida 13 0 0 0
Jon Jones Sep 24, 2011
61 2 2 3 R4 Submission
Rampage Jackson 16 0 0 0
Mauricio Rua Mar 19, 2011
9 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Jon Jones 75 3 0 4
Win
Jon Jones Feb 5, 2011
20 2 3 2 R2 Submission
Ryan Bader 5 0 0 0
Win
Jon Jones Aug 1, 2010
15 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Vladimir Matyushenko 0 0 0 0
Win
Brandon Vera Mar 21, 2010
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jon Jones 11 2 0 0
Loss
Matt Hamill Dec 5, 2009
5 0 0 0 R1 DQ
Jon Jones 44 1 0 2
Win
Jon Jones Jul 11, 2009
25 0 1 0 R2 Submission
Jake O'Brien 11 0 0 0
Win
Jon Jones Jan 31, 2009
45 7 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Stephan Bonnar 37 0 0 0
Win
Jon Jones Aug 9, 2008
42 2 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Andre Gusmao 34 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Practice with Coach Jackson and / or Winkeljohn, 2-3 times a day... a morning and night session plus one private a day, as well as strength and conditioning every night and swimming every Tuesday and Thursday with Sandia High School’s swim team.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA in 2007. I had an unexpected child in college and I needed to make some money.

What ranks and titles have you held?
UFC light heavyweight champion, JUCO National Wrestling Champion, USKBA 205lb MMA Champion

Do you have any heroes? Anderson Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Muhammad Ali

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a great opportunity for me at such a young age and being new to the sport of MMA.  I am extremely excited to be a part of the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended Iowa Central and earned an associates degree.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? JUCO National Wrestling Champion, Greco Roman All-American, NYS Champion

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? USKBA 205lb Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Whatever taps the guy out.

Favorite Striking technique: What ever KO's him.

•    From Rochester, NY  (trains in Albuquerque, NM, with Greg Jackson)

•    UFC light heavyweight champion (youngest UFC champ in history at 23 years, 242 days old when he won the title at UFC 128)

•    Champ moonlights as a crime fighter: Hours before the biggest fight of his life – against then-UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua – Jones journeyed to a New Jersey park to meditate. He and two of his trainers, Greg Jackson and Mike Winklejohn, heard a woman scream and ran to her head. Against the wishes of his coaches, Jones ran down and double-leg tackled a mugger, then put the thief in a figure-four leg lock until police arrived. Jones even gave the bad guy a little advice: “It’s not right taking other people’s money from them. They work hard for it.”

•    Brother, Arthur, plays defensive line for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL; another brother,  Chandler, is a defensive lineman at Syracuse University in New York (Note: Arthur Jones also played college football at Syracuse)

•    Lists his heroes as: Muhammad Ali, Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko

•    Genesis: Began training MMA in 2007 because “I had an unexpected child and I needed to make some money.”

•    College: Earned associate’s degree from Iowa Central Community College (coincidentally, the same Jr. College that Cain Velasquez attended)

•    Championship wrestling pedigree: Junior College national champ in 2006 (197 pounds), New York State champ in high school

•    6 feet 4 inches tall, with an 84.5-inch reach – longest in UFC history at any weight class

•    Tragedy: Sister passed away from brain cancer at age 18

•    “The Future is Now” – describes how many UFC fans and pundits feel about Jon Jones and his one-in-a-million potential

•    13-1 record; lone loss was via disqualification to Matt Hamill in 2009. Jones dominated the entire fight and punished Hamill and many fans feel that the referee should have perhaps penalized Jones a point for illegal elbows rather than disqualifying him.

Career

Trained With

Brian Stann
Brian Stann
12-6-0
( W-L-D )
Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans
24-3-1
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
31-11-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Mauricio Rua
Mauricio Rua
22-9-0
( W-L-D )
Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Mauricio Rua UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES
Win
Mauricio Rua UFC® 128 SHOGUN vs JONES

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