Jones’ refusal to tap to Vitor Belfort’s Armbar attempt in 2012 was the first time fans came to realize the 26-year old had a huge amount of heart. Jones built up his reputation even more over the weekend by battling through a ton of adversity to come out on top. He lost the opening round against Gustafsson, struggled to secure takedowns, and absorbed a number of stiff shots. Still, he never gave up and fought to the bloody end, doing enough over the final two rounds of the rumble to earn a Unanimous Decision victory.
Every time a Mixed Martial Artist enters the Octagon a learning experience is about to unfold. Not only do the involved individuals gain a certain level of knowledge based on the bout, but those watching the action exit the effort with a new understanding of what each fighter has to offer. UFC 165 was no different in that regard with plenty of information being dispatched, some of it eye-opening and some simply affirmation of already-established assertions. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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