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When Jon Jones Hit A 'Suplex' On His MMA Debut And Mercilessly Beat Down His Opponent

When Jon Jones Hit A 'Suplex' On His MMA Debut And Mercilessly Beat Down His Opponent

UFC legend Jon Jones put on a clinical display in his MMA debut when he pulled off a superb 'suplex' and relentlessly destroyed his downed opponent.

The future UFC Hall of Famer kick-started his fruitful career with his clash in 2008 at Full Force Productions: Untamed in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

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And Jones, who was fighting in a catchweight bout (210lbs), stepped into the octagon against Brad Bernard and exhibited a complete dominance of his opponent.

'Bones' was pushing Bernard into the cage and his opponent tried to force his way out, only for the quick-witted Jones to lock in a double overhook lateral drop.

Jones kept on top of him and threw a flurry of shots until the UFC superstar was forced to climb to his feet.

Bernard managed to climb onto his knees and wildly threw and missed a shot, only for Jones to nail him with another strike and send him crashing to the floor.

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Jones marked his dominance when he brutally kicked a helpless Bernard in the ribs before the official was forced to end the fight.

The 32-year-old MMA star picked up a sensational first-round TKO victory over Bernard and started his path to combat sports stardom.

And fans defended his final kick on the fact that the referee hadn't stopped the fight.

One YouTube commenter wrote: "I mean the fight wasn't really over like the ref didn't call anything until Jones had already done the kick so I mean its [sic] the refs fault Jones carried on."

While King Possum posted: "Jones did nothing wrong kicking the guy while the fight was still going on. the ref had yet to stop the fight. everyone knows until the ref stops you you beat the s**t out of the other guy. Jones is a beast with the suplex. reminded me of a young Scott Steiner, Kurt Angle."

Someone else pointed out: "I love Jones' reaction to the throw at 1:46. He wowed himself so hard he forgot he was in a fight."

Credit: Full Force Productions
Credit: Full Force Productions
Credit: Full Force Productions
Credit: Full Force Productions
Credit: Full Force Productions
Credit: Full Force Productions

While Gamecockchris J added: "Damn he has come a long way, 'BONES JONES' is an excellent fighter it's cool to see where he started."

Jones' fight against Bernard took place on 12th April and he would follow it up by having two more fights over the following two weeks.

'Bones' made his light heavyweight debut against Carlos Eduardo and secured a stunning third-round KO victory at Battle Cage Xtreme 4.

And his third fight would be against Anthony Pina in Ice Fighter and he picked up a first-round submission victory.

The current UFC light heavyweight champ has since conquered the MMA world and notched up an incredible 25 wins out of his 27 fights.

Featured Image Credit: Full Force Productions

Topics: Bones, Jon Jones, UFC News, MMA News, FFP, UFC

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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