Live, blow-by-blow updates for Saturday’s UFC 214 main event, a light heavyweight championship rematch between rivals Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.
Join us today (Saturday, July 29th) on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play for UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
In the main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier battles the only man to ever defeat him in MMA, former champion Jon Jones. The co-main event pits welterweight champion Tyron Woodley against Brazilian challenger Demian Maia, while Cris Cyborg fights Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title. Yes, that’s three title fights in one night!
This post covers just Cormier vs. Jones 2, which tells you the magnitude of this clash that we’ve given the main event its own space.
UFC Fight Pass will broadcast the opening three preliminary card bouts, beginning at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT. They then move over to FXX (not FX, FXX) at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT for the other four prelims bouts. The five-fight PPV main card kicks off at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT and are covered in a separate post. The full prelims lineup and schedule follows. Check out this week’s MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each match up.
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – UFC light heavyweight championship
Round 1 – It’s finally happening! Here we go! They did touch gloves in the staredown. Leg kick by Jones and then a left hook. He’s coming out aggressively. Cormier knocks the mouthpiece out of Jones’ mouth with an uppercut. John McCarthy gives him his mouthpiece back. Takedown for Jones but no control and Cormier is back up. Oblique kick by Jones. Left hand from southpaw stance for Jones. Cormier is cut already and there’s another oblique kick for Jon. Big body shot by Jones. Cormier clinches up with Jones tosses him aside. Two oblique kicks for Jones. Vicious knee to the body by Jones. Two leg kicks by Cormier and he misses on the right hand. Front kick to the body and then oblisque kicks by Jones. Leg hook and a leg kick for Cormier. Overhand right from orthodox for Jones and it landed flush. There’s an inside elbow for Jones. Straight right for Jones. Another great leg kick by the champion. Jones isn’t checking these. Another left hook lands for Cormier. Whiffing right across the body for Jones. Cormier tags Jones with two punches! Knee by Cormier with 30 seconds to go. Hard right hand by Cormier but Joens was leaning back when he got hit. Cormier finishing the round well and he’s talking trash. Still a 10-9 Jones round.
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