Sunday, July 30, 2017
Bones Jones regains UFC lightheavyweight title
He knocked out Cormier in the 3rd round. Up to that point 2 of the judges had the fight even, given round 1 to Jones and round 2 to Cormier. The other judge had Jones up 2 rounds. It appeared that before the knockout Jones was leading round 3 decisively, as Cormier appeared to be gassing out. Had it gone 5 rounds it appeared Jones would have won easily by decision. The stats had Jones up 72 to 60 on significant strikes. Fight Metric had Jones up 95 to 60 on total strikes, and leading in the 3rd round 31 to 5 on significant strikes. But no need to speculate, as he knocked out Cormier in the 3rd to regain what was rightfully his.