UFC Results: Jon Jones Wins 5th Straight Title
UFC 159, whose headline event was the matchup between reigning champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen, took place on Saturday night in Newark, N.J.
Jones soundly defeated the outmatched Sonnen in the first round by TKO, winning the light-heavyweight championship for the fifth time in a row. Had Jones not finished the fight in the first round, he may not have been able to continue the fight due to an injury to his big toe. He had taken an awkward step in the round that resulted in a compound fracture. Since he managed to get a knock out, Sonnen now joins Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort in losing to Jones in the light-heavyweight UFC championship fight.
On the women's side, Sara McMann also won with a TKO. She took out Sheila Gaff with a series of blows to the head to earn a decisive victory at her UFC debut."I just kept telling myself all week that this was going to be like the kind of pressure I felt before a world championship, and I wrestled in like seven or eight world championships," McMann, who won a silver medal in wrestling at the Athens 2004 Olympics, said. "That helped me to deal with the nervousness and the size of the crowd and the television and everything."
Other results include, Pat Healy's third-round win over Jim Miller, Phil Davis's defeat of Vinicius Magalhaes, Roy "Big Country" Nelson's besting of Cheick Kongo in the first round and Michael Bisping brutal victory against Alan Belcher that ended in a TKO.