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Completed MMA Bout

Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson

Main Event | UFC Light Heavyweight Championship | 205 lbs

Mmaweekly large Jon "Bones" Jones
Mmaweekly large Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

Jones
Submission
Round 4

Jon Jones Quinton Jackson

"Bones" "Rampage"

13-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   32-8-0
Climbed to 14-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 32-9
-515 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +400 (Heavy Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico   Fighting out of   Irvine, California
24 years, 2 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   33 years, 3 months, 4 days
204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.0 lbs (92.5 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
84.5" (215cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym   Wolfslair Academy
UFC 135
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Josh Rosenthal
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Jones Total Disclosed Pay: $75,000
  • Jackson Total Disclosed Pay: $75,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Jones
  • Event Links:

Jones vs. Jackson Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of UFC 135 featured UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones taking on former light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a highly anticipated title fight. While Jones came into the bout a heavy betting favorite, Jackson was effective in hyping the fight and potentially getting under the skin of the much younger Jones. Jones entered the fight with a near-unblemished record of 13-1, the only loss coming by way of disqualification in a fight that he had been dominating. Jackson came into the bout on a two-fight win streak, a 7-2 UFC record, and a 32-8 overall record.


Jones came out in the opening round crawling on the floor in a surprising and unusual way, nearing Rampage and clinching up as he stood and pressed Jackson against the fence. Jones delivered a pair of knees, briefly looked for a guillotine choke, and remained clinched up. Knees to the thighs from Jones, then foot stomps, as Jackson communicated something to referee Rosenthal. The pair broke up and circled. A blocked high kick from Jones, and then a landed low kick. They clinched and Jackson nearly fell to the ground as they separated. A strong left cross from Jones, then a front kick to the head that missed. Jones hopped forward and Jackson closed the distance and clinched up. Rampage landed a nice uppercut, followed up by Jones connecting with a spinning back elbow. Another head kick from Jones, blocked by Jackson, and a furious exchange where Jackson may have connected, but then lunged forward trying to connect as Jones backed away with his hands at his sides as the round came to a close.


Jackson quickly came to the center of the cage in the second. Jackson pressed forward swinging, clinched up, and narrowly avoided a spinning elbow. Jones landed a side kick to the thigh, sending Rampage backing up. A left hand from Jones and then a left kick to the body. Each time that Jackson was on the verge of throwing a big hook, Jones was able to immediately either back away, or close the distance and clinch. Low kicks from Jones began to accumulate on Rampage's legs. At the end of the round, Jones surprisingly pulled guard and threw up a triangle choke but without enough time to lock his legs into the proper position.


Jones looked for an unusual takedown to begin the third, and Rampage uncorked a big right hook that missed. Jones secured a single leg takedown into side mount and then quickly to full mount. Jones delivered a slicing elbow that cut open Jackson, though Jackson was able to stand out back to his feet. A low kick and then a front kick to the face from Jones. A two punch combination and then a kick to the knee of Jackson left him looking up a the clock. Jackson wildly swung for the fences but Jones was already swiftly out of danger. A flying knee from Jones. At the end of the round at the bell, Jones dove under Jackson's legs and flipped Rampage to the ground, just after the bell.


A left hook hurt Jackson at the start of the fourth. Jones tripped Jackson to the ground, pinned him against the fence, and began looking for a rear naked choke. Jones latched on the submission, put a huge amount of force into the choke, and elicited a desperate tapout from the former champion. An amazing and dominant performance from the champion.


The official end came at 1:14 of the fourth round due to a rear naked choke submission for the winner, Jon Jones. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Jones commented, "The gameplan was to prove that we could strike with Quinton Rampage Jackson, he kind of insulted me saying I had no punching power, so we put together a gameplan... My coaches told me that going into the fourth round that he was started to break a little bit, and if we wanted to finish the fight that was the round to do it."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Jones vs. Jackson Fight Predictions

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Jones vs. Jackson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

;) @Jimmy_Jae
5 days
after
Hey @Jimrome do you have a link to the correspondent piece?
5 days
after
FRESH RT @REVEN100 We just added a new ONLINE STORE to our FaceBook page check it out: http://t.co/NmP4QVSK #StayReady #SeekTruth #PressOn
5 days
after
Great day today with the troops! Thanks to @MicroTechCEO and @MicroTechBUZZ for setting up an unforgettable experience!!!
5 days
after
That's right brotha RT @JaredToops: @Jonnybones doing whatever it takes to win #ESPN2
5 days
after
Haha oh no, not already RT @T_Jay_Dee: Watching @Jonnybones on ESPN.....dude looks just like his dad to me
5 days
after
Interesting RT @IngridKim: Article on "The Great Jon Jones" @Jonnybones hehe http://t.co/LAnmdEjy
5 days
after
Had the honor of teaching hand 2 hand combat to the guys today, career highlight http://t.co/u41zmVvE
5 days
after
Just got to share stories with some of the guys, Inspiring men.. http://t.co/tPRJyowM
5 days
after
Just made it to the fort belvoir community warrior hospital w @microtechceo
5 days
after
Rise and shine everybody
5 days
after
DC RT @jbenbrown: @Jonnybones DC or Washington State???
4 days
after
@Rampage4real can I treat you to a jamba juice?
4 days
after
What's happening tonight Washington?
4 days
after
@Jonnybones I hope u didn't hurt your feet 2 bad kicking my ass,ill get u n da rematch if I make it back up the ranks
4 days
after
Last flight till DC
4 days
after
:) RT @JayOlm: @Jonnybones Really cool meeting you at the airport. Enjoy True Grit!
4 days
after
It will, I'm alrdy walkin RT @ISTURTYI: @jonnybones Did you get a 6 month medical suspension? Please tell me it's going to be less then that
4 days
after
Already studying RT @Clamshucker23: @Jonnybones Give Rashad the beating of a lifetime, champ!
4 days
after
Mad respect RT @JaviLoera: @Jonnybones wzup champ what did u think about Rampage being such a good sport in defeat???
4 days
after
UFC 135: Jon Jones on Rampage + Rashad: Post-Fight Press Conference High... http://t.co/q8zNEwAA
4 days
after
When's it coming out? RT @usatmma: I'm probably way late on this, but I didn't know @Jonnybones was going to be in the next ESPN body issue.
4 days
after
On my way to washington dc to visit wounded warriors with @microtechceo
4 days
after
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good gets better and your better is best
3 days
after
Just what I felt to do at the time RT @drew_stafford: @Jonnybones Why did you look down while Rampage was staring at you before the fight?
3 days
after
He had real tight D RT @ksugrant: @Jonnybones What was most challenging about Rampage?
3 days
after
Coach Wink and I analyzed the UFC 135 performance and discussed big changes that needs 2 be made for the Evans fight. Glad to have homework
3 days
after
Support my sponsor and the number 1 MMA Lifestyle apparel brand @MMAELITEBRAND and go LIKE their FB page: http://t.co/UVRHwr43
3 days
after
Heading back to Albuquerque
2 days
after
http://t.co/nrh5v1KQ
2 days
after
Felt great just to be able to relax a little today.. Family time
1 day
after
UFC In the Moment: Jon Jones - Full Episode http://t.co/RSU94Yss Good times
1 day
after
Congratulations @ChanJones99 @Artj97 @miemonster: All 3 Jones boys got the W this weekend. Good job @jonnybones!
1 day
after
Lets go #Ravens
1 day
after
I appreciate the support @LarryFitzgerald keep up the good work on that field man, your looking great
1 day
after
@Alistairovereem hey thanks Alistair, I'll be pulling for you in your up coming fight
1 day
after
14-1
9 hours
after
Broome County I dedicate this fight to you. Love all you guys
9 hours
after
Lord I thank you for keeping me safe out there tonight
9 hours
after
Ready http://t.co/XC4zuIfW
36 minutes
after
One http://t.co/P9TIbOOR
35 minutes
after
God I thank you for giving me the victory.. I love you and give you all the glory.. if its your will than its already done and I thank you..
3 hours
before
UFC 135 Weigh-In Highlights: Jones vs. Rampage http://t.co/KQS7foon
13 hours
before
As my older brother art would say, "say no more" #gametime RT @danawhite: JONES vs. JACKSON!!! http://t.co/QdOjP3D6
17 hours
before
Heading to my post weigh in dinner, can't wait to stuff my face
17 hours
before
Lol so much for that black barber shop haha but for real, Aspen did a good job http://t.co/a3Z2xio3
18 hours
before
Get my walkout tee for #ufc135 and training gear from @MMAELITEBRAND on http://t.co/rFYigFI7 thanks 4 the support.
21 hours
before
"@MusclepharmPres: @Rampage4real you looked ripped up man at weigh-ins brotha! @MusclePharm" thanks 2 you guys and your supplements,muchlove
21 hours
before
Well that was fun!
21 hours
before
If your going to weigh ins, you better get close to the stage because we're throwing signed memorabilia in every direction
23 hours
before
"@tikighosn: Easiest weight cut ever! Time to have a back smacka! http://t.co/cPiM18UC"thanks 2 my team
24 hours
before
For the fans. RT @REVEN100 15% OFF. ENTER PROMO CODE "QRJ" upon check out. http://t.co/FzPhAX9R http://t.co/0TAjkLDu
1 day
before
Not only is he losing weight, he's starting to losing his marbles too! RT @DanielHigdon: @Jonnybones too much pre workout. Cant handle it
1 day
before
I just outed the spy on Sport Center,its come on top who he is but out of respect 2 #mucslepharm I won't tweet his name,he's done fuck em!
1 day
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And he calls me the disrespectful one, crazy RT @ItsJohnGannon: @Jonnybones hahah, rampage was bein a straight up asshole on ESPN earlier.
1 day
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Sucks some poor guy at musclepharm got fired over rampages paranoia
1 day
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Going live in 2mins http://t.co/ITlchyGD
1 day
before
Sports center RT @Kyle_Evans__: @Jonnybones Which espn are you guys on?
1 day
before
Nope, feeling just fine.. #Tigerblood diet RT @joeburgers: @Jonnybones weight cut got you feeling cranky?
1 day
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Morning! be sure to watch ESPN this morning. Rampage and I are heading 2 the studio now.. Both Cutting a lil weight, could be interesting
1 day
before
Back at grudge gym getting it in tonight .. Ttyl
1 day
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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. >>>> feeling light
1 day
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UFC 135: Jon Jones Talks Rampage Jackson's Best Win, English Accent Inte... http://t.co/equpPjfL
2 days
before
More good news,I just beat #Gears3 thanks @Xbox and @Goodguybri 4 da hook up
2 days
before
Gone Swimming, gotta burn off lunch.. hit ya later
2 days
before
Good news,we found the spy in our camp! Will tell u more after the fight
2 days
before
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. -Michael Jordan ^^^ Finishing this fight
2 days
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Lol you must have good hands, #Congratulations!! nice catch RT @Nick_Mendez420: @Jonnybones thanks homie! http://t.co/9qf3L4yl
2 days
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Haha thanks mate RT @aidan_langley: @Jonnybones loved the British accent mate, good luck Saturday
2 days
before
:) RT @aaronrileymma: At the UFC open workouts to support teammates @Jonnybones and @travisbrowneMMA
2 days
before
Just finished a nice pre fight workout for the fans. Big thanks to everyone who came.. Sry I couldn't bring enough gifts for everyone
2 days
before
15%OFF RT @REVEN100 In support of @Rampage4real we are giving 15% OFF to all his fans Use PROMO CODE "QRJ" at checkout http://t.co/rgxlXOr0
2 days
before
A message to my fans: http://t.co/ntlKKQ1q also check out: http://t.co/m8KoHlPR
2 days
before
I know man, I don't even mess with em RT @DyckmansFinest: @Jonnybones the Round 5 figure looks nothing like you :/
3 days
before
Haha she will definetly break it by Monday RT @StillaProspect: @Jonnybones She's about to make you tap.
3 days
before
Leahs loving her new Daddy Bones Jones toy .. Can't wait till they come out http://t.co/AUeOlMhc
3 days
before
My girls made it to the hotel a few hrs ago, we decided to sleep in the same room tonight :)
3 days
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Go do it! RT @REVEN100 Go LIKE US: http://t.co/NmP4QVSK giving away some FREE tees this weekend to our FANS. #StayReady #SeekTruth #PressOn
3 days
before
Just finished a photo shoot updating my UFC bio for UFC.com, they allowed me to snap a few on my cell http://t.co/Ev7JEbpn
3 days
before
Watching UFC: Jackson-Jones preview on Yahoo! - http://t.co/JRLNra6d
3 days
before
I wanted rampage to know I'm here and I will stand like a mountain #unshakeable
3 days
before
Yes, just for you guys RT @ksmooth87: @Jonnybones you looked him in the eyes?????
3 days
before
Press http://t.co/NznFgvY5
3 days
before
On stage with Matt http://t.co/rTwdKXDp
3 days
before
FOLLOW @MusclePharm they are doing big things and have helped me out a lot.
3 days
before
Love u guys RT @Whittaker_Chris: @Jonnybones not even the flood can stop the 607 from watching you defend that belt #getit
3 days
before
Pepsi center here we come! http://t.co/jIO480Tb
3 days
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Heading to the pre-fight press conference
3 days
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U know what I mean RT @beam969: Not true. I saw you catch a Rua kick and put him on his back in a flash! “@Jonnybones: Haha I can't catch”
3 days
before
Lol seriously
3 days
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Any good afro-American barber shops in Denver?
3 days
before
Haha I can't catch RT @clLLy: @Jonnybones could have also been a wide receiver .. Def built like one
3 days
before
Now waiting on my HS wrestling coach Jack Stanbro (first to teach me how to be tough/work) The amazing mike winkeljohn (standup wizard)
3 days
before
It's not about the equipment... It's about the athlete, his discipline and willing to WORK. - Kelly Tekin
4 days
before
Naw, I train old school I guess RT @mrkyll: @Jonnybones Jon, did you ever use any of the equipment that Rampage is using?
4 days
before
#nowwatching the countdown on Spike
4 days
before
Just grabbed some groceries that should last for the next two days.. #Juice head
4 days
before
Yall watching the UFC 135 Countdown on SPIKE tonight?
4 days
before
Getting ready to pick up my juicer from the front desk here in a min.. big moment
4 days
before
Enjoying a chicken ceasar salad with my boys @Travisbrownemma and @Six_Gun_Gibson in the lobby of our hotel here in denver
4 days
before
@bjpenndotcom thanks bro
4 days
before
Just ran into Shamrock at the airport, good talk http://t.co/hocIV4sf
4 days
before
Remember my friend to enjoy your planning as well as your accomplishment, for life is too short for negative energy. -Bruce Lee
5 days
before
was trying to snap a twitpic as I walked on stage, didn't turn out too well http://t.co/mg0a4BKK
5 days
before
Make sure you follow @tikighosn to win the signed @jimmykimmel sweatshirt and hat.
5 days
before
GIVEAWAY. Watch @jimmykimmel tonight and tweet @tikighosn you're funniest joke about bones to win this signed stuff http://t.co/1edDA5js
5 days
before
DOC vs BONES #Classic http://t.co/6PwoznqT
5 days
before
Im at the @jimmykimmel show with @tikighosn and @Goodguybri and I really need a snickers cuz I've turned into a diva. http://t.co/802o2xnN
5 days
before
Just made it to my dressing room, feeling #Stoked http://t.co/3daH8nS2
5 days
before
Just left the beverly hills juice club now heading back to the hotel to get a light workout in with @Six_Gun_Gibson
5 days
before
Anyone know any vegetable juice shops in LA near Hollywood and Highlands?
5 days
before
No more nonsense for UFC champ Jon Jones: http://t.co/VBa7UGLm
5 days
before
Just got tweeted mad Diaz jokes :-/
6 days
before
About to rest up, have a long mandatory media tour pretty much all day tomorrow..
6 days
before
Can't tell ya but I will say Jimmy Kimmel has crazy style.. Super nice hotel RT @Mussallem: @Jonnybones where u stayin in LA bones
6 days
before
Lol
6 days
before
I felt like we were meant to be on that plain together.. He prayed a great prayer over me.. I feel ever more ready
6 days
before
His church has over thousand members and we've never actually got the chance to meet, so us meeting of a plain was a great coincidence
6 days
before
Pastor Todd of sagebrush church just so happen to be on the same plain as me heading to LAX airport
6 days
before
#Shoutout to @Six_Gun_Gibson for helping me stay sharp while on the road.. #TEAM
6 days
before
Shout out to @Six_Gun_Gibson for helping me stay sharp #Shout Out@
6 days
before
Ran into @clayguida at the airport and no, I'm not really a Mavs fan, it was a gift from the team http://t.co/OXPOybzf
6 days
before
Flying into LA tonight for @JimmyKimmel live tomorrow night
6 days
before
6 days until I defeat a legend
6 days
before
Dailymotion - Sport Science: Jon Jones http://t.co/oQBLabBy via @dailymotionUSA
6 days
before
I wish the fight was tomorrow,I'm ready 2 do this kid in,I'm getting my belt back!I'm very confident n dis #wolfmode
7 days
before
They both were dirty, Eye for an eye?
7 days
before
#Mayweather dirty or not???
7 days
before
#speechless
7 days
before
Wow did you guys just see that !!!!
7 days
before
No beard it is
7 days
before
No way bra! RT @ZakeeKinlaw: @Jonnybones keep the beard. Lost the mustache
7 days
before
Beard or no beard for @UFC 135? Up to you guys, don't matter to me
7 days
before
Haha I'm not sure yet, which would yall prefer? RT @Ediamin30: @Jonnybones are you going to shave before the fight?
7 days
before
Staying focused on what I gotta do. Bark away QJ
7 days
before
For real, somethings wrong with that guy
7 days
before
I'm going with dude in the red
7 days
before
Night
8 days
before
I want to meet Ali more than anyone.. #Dream
8 days
before
Feeling like it's all coming together RT @NomieShock: @Jonnybones how you feeling? You look great!!
8 days
before
Encountering a mouth like Quinton's will only strengthen my future.. everythings working out
9 days
before
Speaking of predictable and unpredictable, back to work..
9 days
before
"Jon Jones does unpredictable things but, really, we’ve seen it now bro, so it is not unpredictable any more. "
9 days
before
Lol that's just a no no, it's on now RT @ID_Benavidez: @Jonnybones A dude playing with another man's "twitter" is NEVER ok. Ever. lol
9 days
before
Dude playing games on my twitter, not funny
9 days
before
Hey guys follow my BFF @thebuddyroberts he's super ripped and strong!
9 days
before
This belt belongs to @JacksonsMMA my team my family! Not coming home without it! #ourbelt http://t.co/2NEU7QGF
9 days
before
we all know exactly what we need to do to better our lifes, to live more fulfilled. Why do we put it off? Days the day.. Be free
9 days
before
The power of momentum is so over looked.. Don't think, Just do it .. #Powermoves
9 days
before
Good Morning! Fresh start today yall.. Lets try to do this better.. make that call, tell them your sry, tell them you love them.. #Restart
9 days
before
i see you @tjbadazzjohnson, you good?
9 days
before
Last week of hard training @travisbrowneMMA Time for you to show the MMA world the changes you've made in your game.. Glad u came HAPA
10 days
before
http://t.co/KFffV06d a pic 4 the UN believers,gotta go play now,dis game is dope
10 days
before
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