Jon Jones Breaks Multiple UFC Records In UFC 172 Bout
It’s hard to argue against Jon Jones’ claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Even I can admit to being turned, seemingly overnight, into a ‘Bones’ fan and advocate.
He’s pretty good guys.
More impressive than his dominant title reign, is how he continues to break records, defy odds, and cement himself as one of the GOAT’s in the sport.
MMAJunkie.com’s Mike Bohn, just did an excellent job of highlighting the records now held by Jon following his dominant UFC 172 victory over Glover Teixeira.
Here they are:
Jones earned his 14th UFC light heavyweight victory, surpassing Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans for the most wins in modern 205-pound history.
Jones’ 11-fight UFC winning streak is the longest active streak in the light heavyweight division and the longest in the history of the weight class.
Jones’ 11-fight UFC winning streak is tied with Royce Gracie for the third longest all-time in company history behind Anderson Silva (16) and Georges St-Pierre (12).
Jones’ seven consecutive UFC light heavyweight title defenses are the most in divisional history. His title defense run is the third longest of any champion in company history behind Silva (10) and St-Pierre (nine).
Jones recorded his eighth victory in a UFC championship fight, the fifth most in company history behind St-Pierre (12), Silva (11), Matt Hughes (nine) and Randy Couture (nine).
Jones’ 138 significant strikes landed were the most ever in a UFC light heavyweight title fight. They were the also the fourth most ever in a UFC championship bout.
Jones has now landed 824 significant strikes in his UFC tenure, passing Forrest Griffin (796) for the most in light heavyweight history.
Jones has landed a total of 1,036 strikes overall in his UFC career, the third most in light heavyweight history behind Tito Ortiz (1,241) and Griffin (1,096).
Jones avoided all five of his opponent’s takedown attempts, boosting his overall takedown defense rate to 96.6 percent (28 of 29), the best defense percentage of any fighter in UFC history (minimum of 20 opponent takedown attempts).