Jon Jones Stops Alexander Gustafsson To Win UFC Light-Heavyweight Title
Jon Jones is the new UFC light-heavyweight champion
He stopped Alexander Gustafsson in the third round of their main event bout at UFC 232 to become undisputed 205 lbs king.
JON JONES RECLAIMS THE THRONE!!!#UFC232 @JonnyBones pic.twitter.com/M2vG8gvcS6
- UFC (@ufc) December 30, 2018
Jon Jones wins via 3rd round TKO.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 30, 2018
Jones threw his customary oblique kicks at Gustafsson, damaging his legs in the opening rounds.
Then, in the third round, Jones took the Swede to the mat where he unloaded a barrage of brutal punches eventually forcing the stoppage.
He's now a three-time UFC light-heavyweight champion, and immediately called out former kingpin Daniel Cormier who relinquished the belt prior to UFC 232.
"Daddy's home, DC. Prove to the fans that you're the champ champ. I'm here. I'll be waiting," he said in his post-fight interview.
It's now Gustafsson's third UFC title defeat, and his second loss to Jones.
RESULT: Jones def. Gustafsson by (TKO Punches) - 2:02 in Round 3.