There was no doubting the potential for fireworks when light heavyweight champ Jones met the similarly-sized Gustafsson in the UFC 165 headliner. However, few fans realized how incredible the effort would actually be. Gustafsson peppered Jones with strikes from early on, busting his foe’s face up badly along the way. He also managed to stuff the majority of Jones’ takedown attempts while scoring one of his own. Regardless, Jones found a way to battle back and dished out damage of his own en route to a closely contested decision nod. The fight was SO good plenty of people have labeled it as not only the best title-fight in light heavyweight history but one of the greatest scraps of all time.
There were only two UFC events in September but the shows still delivered enough action to keep fans satisfied for the month. Included in the bunch was a pair of title-fights, a plethora of highlight reel finishes, and an all-time classic between light heavyweights Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson. With October around the corner, it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the Octagon action from the past 30 days. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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