UFC NEWS – Poll Results: Who Will Be The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champ in 2012?

November 18, 2011 9:28 am by bjpenn.com staff 34 Comments
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In our inaugural polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers who you thought would be the UFC’s 205 pound champion in the coming year.

With the main event between “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson going down this weekend and a title fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida in just a few weeks, the division’s landscape has never looked more promising than right now.

Pivotal matchups are upon us that will shape the divisions future and it’s a literal gauntlet of killers who are ready to take each other out given the opportunity.

We have now closed the polls, the votes have been counted and your voices heard. The fan favorite to hold the belt is none other than current champion Jon Jones.

Jon Jones reigns over the UFC’s light-heavyweight division and is currently ranked as the BJPENN.COM number-one 205 pound fighter in the world. His displays of violence are so unmatched that many call him the future of the sport. He has been able to easily take out legends such as Rua and Rampage to cement himself as the undisputed king at light-heavyweight.

After 2,378 votes on our poll, 1,233 of you chose the champ to continue his dominance through the 2012 season. That’s a staggering 51.9% for Jon “Bones Jones.

In second place came Lyoto Machida with 24.3% of the vote, Dan Henderson came in third with 17.2% and apparently, Shogun’s prior defeat against the champ weighs heavily on the confidence of MMA fans as he came in with just 157 votes for 6.6%.

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