Before Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier mix it up for the second time at in the headlining championship act of UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, take a trip back in time to see “Bones” defend his title against “DC” at UFC 182, which went down on January 3, 2015.
The two talented Light Heavyweight’s did all in their power to promote the title fight (see how here), but “Bones” ended up doing all the right walking once the cage door slammed shut.
Sure, “DC” had his moments, taking down the 205-pound champion a few times — a feat only Alexander Gustafsson has accomplished before — but it was too little, too late, as “Bones” proved too much for the former Olympic wrestler.
In the end, the judges awarded Jones a unanimous decision victory for his seventh title defense.
Jon’s victory was short-lived, however, as “Bones” was stripped of his title three months later for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident (details here). The following month, Cormier took out Anthony Johnson to win the vacant title at UFC 187.
Now, the two will run it back one more time when they collide one more time in “Sin City.” For more on that stacked fight card click here.
Source:: mma mania