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Completed MMA Bout

Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

Main Event | UFC Light Heavyweight Championship | 205 lbs

Jon "Bones" Jones
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort

Jones
Submission
Round 4

Jon Jones Vitor Belfort

"Bones" "The Phenom"

16-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-9-0
Climbed to 17-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-10
-875 (Huge Favorite)   Betting Odds   +615 (Huge Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
United States   Nationality   Brazil
Albuquerque, New Mexico   Fighting out of   Boca Raton, Florida
25 years, 2 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 5 months, 3 weeks
204.6 lbs (92.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.2 lbs (92.6 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
84.5" (215cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym   Independent
UFC 152
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort
  • Date: Saturday 09.22.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Air Canada Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 12 of 12)
  • 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: $65,000
  • Belfort Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Jones
  • Event Links:
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Jones vs. Belfort Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of UFC 152 saw Jon Jones take on Vitor Belfort for the light heavyweight title.


Jones shot for a takedown immediately and got it. Belfort went for an Armbar and had it locked in tight, torquing the champion's arm badly, but Jones slammed his way out of it and opened a bad cut above Belfort's right eye with an elbow. Jones landed some brutal elbows from Belfort's guard throughout the round as Belfort tried to work from his back. Jones concentrated on Belfort's damaged eye and continued to open it up. The doctor checked Belfort's cut between rounds but allowed the fight to continue.


Jones cornered Belfort against the cage and landed a few body kicks and a right cross high as Belfort landed a punch to the body. Jones blocked a head kick and dodged Belfort's follow-up punches. Jones targeted Belfort's lead knee with side kicks and blocked another head kick. Jones missed on some big punches but Belfort did not throw any counters. Jones landed a big cross but Belfort was standing in front of him and Jones was getting comfortable. Belfort pulled guard when the two engaged in the clinch and Jones went back to work from the top. Belfort got Jones in a Triangle setup before the horn.


Jones landed a head kick to start the third and went back to work on Belfort's legs, Belfort landing a hook up high. Belfort dropped to his back after Jones landed a side kick to the ribs and Jones followed him down. Jones went back to work with elbows from the guard as Belfort tried to set up a submission. Jones stood and allowed Belfort to get back to his feet. Again Belfort froze in front of Jones and took kicks to the body and legs, exploding forward with a punch that landed. Belfort initiated a clinch then pulled guard again against the fence. Jones passed to half guard in the final minute and rained down some big elbows but Belfort hip escaped back to full guard.


Belfort landed a head kick but Jones blocked and the two exchanged punches before Jones tripped him to the mat and passed to side control, landing big elbows as he tried to secure a mounted crucifix. Jones locked in a Kimura, cranked, and drew the quick tap.


The end came 0:54 into the fourth round, giving Jones the submission victory and yet another light heavyweight title defense.


Speaking with Joe Rogan following the win, Jones said, "I've never had my arm pop like that before, but I'll never give up. I honestly was waiting for it to break, but I've never felt that before. My girlfriend's mom said adversities are opportunities to grow and I really feel like a stronger young man standing before you all today."


Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Jones vs. Belfort Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1463  
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Jones vs. Belfort 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.

Bye bye #beardswag! Ladies and gentlemen say hello to the mustache http://t.co/veCGNMFL
4 days, 6 hours, and 40 minutes
after
Hello everyone
3 days, 19 hours, and 30 minutes
after
Nao há liberdade sem sacrifício Não há vitoria sem perdas. Não há gloria sem sofrimento Boa noite
3 days, 6 hours, and 50 minutes
after
There is no freedom without Sacrifice. There is no victory without loss. There is no glory without suffering.
3 days, 6 hours, and 49 minutes
after
Family dinner by the fire tonight http://t.co/wvzr0ZiM
3 days, 2 hours, and 7 minutes
after
Look what they did for me here in USA: http://t.co/oYvAbjNN
3 days, 1 hour, and 19 minutes
after
cool pick of us || Instagram : ) follow my friend @pmtenore : ) http://t.co/9kPWaxpG
2 days, 20 hours, and 18 minutes
after
That I the word that God gave me today  Prov 24:16 For an upright man, after falling seven times, will get up aga... http://t.co/IXTh5IBn
2 days, 17 hours, and 42 minutes
after
Just dropped my 2 and 4 year olds off at their first day of school, thought they did well. Not sure how I'm doing yet
2 days, 17 hours, and 23 minutes
after
Just got home from Baltimore, what a great game yesterday.. Great to be home for a while. mission complete
2 days, 3 hours, and 24 minutes
after
Good night every one thanks for all the support
1 day, 8 hours, and 53 minutes
after
Boa noite meus compatriotas Obrigado pás mensagens de apoio
1 day, 8 hours, and 53 minutes
after
Guys I want to thank all you guys for the support and I don't have any excuse for losing jones was a better fighter them me that night
1 day, 5 hours, and 46 minutes
after
O Jones foi guerreiro naquela saída da chave de braço mérito dele ponto final eu não entendo como não conseguir finalizar
1 day, 2 hours, and 39 minutes
after
Novamente afirmo que poderia render muito mais . Mais fico feliz pelo carinho de todos vcs e de maneira alguma est... http://t.co/1aKjplUU
1 day, 2 hours, and 26 minutes
after
Gente a tradução aí foi errada eu não soltei o braço dele coisa nenhuma eu vacilei em ouvir os estalos e perd... http://t.co/pbFm1EcB
1 day, 2 hours, and 21 minutes
after
"Victory is reserved for those willing to pay it's price" - Sun Tzu
11 hours and 32 minutes
after
Obrigado por todo o apoio que vcs me deram amo vcs eu hoje perdi mais lutei com tudo o que tinha e vacilei com o braço me perdoe Brasil
9 hours and 52 minutes
after
Thanks for all the support I love you guys 2 much
9 hours and 51 minutes
after
I thank God for his many Blessings and I pray that his Will continues to be done in my life.. All Glory be to God
3 hours and 20 minutes
after
limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. - Michael Jordan
14 hours and 6 minutes
before
#Champion2012
14 hours and 27 minutes
before
Um lutador de verdade não luta com ódio de quem esta em sua frente, mais luta sim com amor por quem esta atras d... http://t.co/5Fi01tvz
15 hours and 55 minutes
before
"A true warrior does not fight because he hates what stands in front of him, but because he loves what stands behi... http://t.co/DQQdXTbn
16 hours and 47 seconds
before
Obrigado a todos brasileiros que estiveram hoje no weight-In foi muito bom ouvir vcs gritando Vitor Vitor
21 hours and 33 minutes
before
Thanks for all the support that u guys gave me at the weight-in today Tomorrow is the Day God bless all of you
21 hours and 35 minutes
before
Jon Bones Jones's Swimming Workout: http://t.co/njdqoV9b
1 day, 4 hours, and 43 minutes
before
Meu peso agora de manha foi 207.4 lbs My weight this morning was 207.4 lbs Now drink a coffee and ready to cut that
1 day, 6 hours, and 23 minutes
before
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive -Bob Marley
1 day, 6 hours, and 45 minutes
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I just wake up I am going to check my weight and I will post here So far how is you day? Smile remember the Joy is the best weapon
1 day, 7 hours, and 4 minutes
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Acabei de acordar vou checar meu peso e já aviso a vcs ok Bom dia a todos vcs tenham um bom dia. De um sorriso pôs felicidade é o segredo
1 day, 7 hours, and 6 minutes
before
Sneak peak of the banner for tomorrow night. Big thank you to all my sponsors. http://t.co/JAynSGTr
1 day, 7 hours, and 7 minutes
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I can handle this weight, the pressure. I'm getting stronger
1 day, 14 hours, and 30 minutes
before
Nike - My body is my weapon: http://t.co/z7BFgtwj
1 day, 14 hours, and 54 minutes
before
Thanks to everyone who tweeted tonight.. love your strength.. God bless, good night
1 day, 15 hours, and 30 minutes
before
Send me your best motivational quotes
1 day, 17 hours, and 57 minutes
before
My dinner. Meu jantar e aí quem quer saber esse menu em breve vou lançar meu livro com todos meus pratos e r http://t.co/Vu24giDf
1 day, 18 hours, and 45 minutes
before
Tonight my weight is 205.6 Thanks God for this great time and all of you guys
1 day, 19 hours, and 1 minute
before
Eu estou info para o West assim como o #olivrodeeli Quero saber se vc também quer vir conosco ? http://t.co/CqEDJNNL
1 day, 22 hours, and 25 minutes
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I am heeding West just like #thebookofeli What about you? Are u heeding west also? http://t.co/wVFTUnic
1 day, 22 hours, and 27 minutes
before
Thanks to all of the support that you guys give to me God bless Obrigado pelo suporte que todos vcs sempre deram para mim Deus abençoe vc
2 days, 2 hours, and 23 minutes
before
Galera minha amada @Joanapradob e @BonyAcaiBR lançaram essa campanha. Você tem que cair dentro dessa, ou vai amarelar? http://t.co/4aiunZOL
2 days, 2 hours, and 28 minutes
before
yep! Preparing my mind for midnight combat “@JayMo_D: @JonnyBones is this another 1:00 a.m training session too?”
2 days, 15 hours, and 17 minutes
before
A mean 214 tonight http://t.co/WB3ladPu
2 days, 15 hours, and 22 minutes
before
Hoje tivemos o open workout foi muito bom ver os brasileiros me dando apoio obrigado a todos vcs que estiveram la http://t.co/HnnWu2aO
2 days, 22 hours, and 44 minutes
before
Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong. -Unknown
3 days, 6 hours, and 16 minutes
before
Olha o visual do meu quarto aqui em Toronto. Agora vou para um treino e fique ligado que já posto uma foto aqui Abraco http://t.co/MSYGvale
3 days, 20 hours, and 26 minutes
before
Didn't realize how out-of-control it was until I saw myself on TV today “@jamalcooke: @JonnyBones Jones killin it with the beard!”
3 days, 22 hours, and 18 minutes
before
Live @sportsnation now! Check it out.
4 days and 57 minutes
before
lol ops “@DylanMorrison10: @JonnyBones UFC 152 not 151! Come on bones!”
4 days, 2 hours, and 58 minutes
before
lol brutal “@Catty_Caitlyn: @JonnyBones Good job! Especially with those random "bone" questions LOL👌”
4 days, 3 hours, and 1 minute
before
Check me out going live @SportsCenter Now!
4 days, 3 hours, and 19 minutes
before
Great picture Uma foto muito maneira http://t.co/zPWeEWp4
4 days, 5 hours, and 13 minutes
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Toronto já estou há caminho já me encontro sentado na sala de embarque http://t.co/DBaJtq3w
4 days, 5 hours, and 18 minutes
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Toronto I am on my way Waiting on the flight
4 days, 5 hours, and 23 minutes
before
Free Fight: @JonnyBones vs Rampage Jackson: http://t.co/bgoVxVYP
4 days, 15 hours, and 30 minutes
before
Keeping up with the Joneses will require plenty of play-by-play this weekend - Yahoo! Sports http://t.co/8C9fyefo
4 days, 16 hours, and 10 minutes
before
right now!? Sore all over “@mateussilvabese: @JonnyBones @espn how do youfeel being,one of the best fighters in the world”
4 days, 22 hours, and 29 minutes
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Big Happy Birthday to @bridge_cg love ya and sorry I couldn't be around to celebrate with you
4 days, 22 hours, and 35 minutes
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Just got to the airport. Next stop, bristol connecticut. I hope @ESPN's ready for me.
4 days, 23 hours, and 11 minutes
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Bom dia Brasil finalmente chegamos na semana da luta. Quero agradecer a Deus e a todos que sempre estiveram ao meu lado Tenham um bom dia
5 days, 7 hours, and 12 minutes
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that's tonight “@nayan1983: @JonnyBones watch more film on vitor”
6 days and 48 minutes
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that's actually good to hear, thanks “@724newken420: yo @JonnyBones. be water my friend..”
6 days, 1 hour, and 7 minutes
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Great visiting my friends at cornell this afternoon, can't wait for wrestling practice tonight http://t.co/KwV4UPVP
6 days, 2 hours, and 21 minutes
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Crazy both my brothers are playing right now, which game do I watch?
6 days, 2 hours, and 23 minutes
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Lol naw that's all him “@zacjohn466: Did @JonnyBones teach his brother how to hit someone like that?! Lmao”
6 days, 3 hours, and 9 minutes
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No place like home http://t.co/T7XSN3Cm
6 days, 4 hours, and 44 minutes
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I'll work some hands “@MattHawryluk94: @JonnyBones What kind of workouts?”
6 days, 17 hours, and 55 minutes
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most will be water “@RandeeznuTS: @JonnyBones how do you cut that much weight that fast?”
6 days, 18 hours, and 12 minutes
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Even tho I'm back my mind is still at war.. Training in my basement for tonight “@welldamndan: Enjoy the down time, @JonnyBones.”
6 days, 18 hours, and 13 minutes
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oh I'll be eating good “@mr_dante: @JonnyBones 11lbs over, so you basically won't be eating all week?”
6 days, 18 hours, and 26 minutes
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Landed in Syracuse, about 45mins until I'm home. It's been 10 weeks sence I've slept in my own bed.. I can hear it calling
6 days, 18 hours, and 29 minutes
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11 over, by far the best shape I've ever been in “@RobHillstrom: @JonnyBones one week. I can't wait. How much weight needs cutting??”
6 days, 18 hours, and 34 minutes
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lol u trying to get me extra boo'd “@CanceledOUT: @JonnyBones Entrance song-"Born in the USA".”
6 days, 21 hours, and 27 minutes
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Wheels up, ttyl.. Next stop #ITHACA my mini Portland :)
6 days, 21 hours, and 30 minutes
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Oh I will “@JoelTipton: @JonnyBones Stick to the God gave me style start it's sick!”
6 days, 21 hours, and 43 minutes
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I'll check it“@MrNiceWatch_: @JonnyBones listen to Kendrick Lamar - "War Is My Love"... i think it wud be the perfect walk out song for you”
6 days, 21 hours, and 45 minutes
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Always “@Gabe_Gal: @JonnyBones Hey champ! Are you taking song request for your entrance track ?? #UFC152”
6 days, 21 hours, and 53 minutes
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Talent wins games, but teamwork & intelligence win championships. -Michael Jordan
6 days, 22 hours, and 8 minutes
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How's my friends @XYIENCE doing?
6 days, 22 hours, and 12 minutes
before
100% dialed in “@jonesy_m3: @JonnyBones 7 days to go, how you feeling champ?”
1 week, 3 hours, and 54 minutes
before
A Letter to my fans:  Today I woke up thinking about everything that has happened these past days, and i could s... http://t.co/xGrjSdkN
1 week, 7 hours, and 1 minute
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Carta aos meus fãs: Hoje acordei pensando em tudo que aconteceu  nesses últimos dias, e pude ver que nós não ... http://t.co/o3fFfP5v
1 week, 7 hours, and 3 minutes
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Up and at it early this morning before traveling #IzzyStyle http://t.co/IG3sqDGs
1 week, 7 hours, and 22 minutes
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Victory
1 week, 13 hours, and 22 minutes
before
Google Ithaca's gorges.. Hopefully I can get some good training in at Cornell's wrestling center and @cnymma
1 week, 15 hours, and 10 minutes
before
Decided 2 spend the next 3 days training back in Ithaca. Just wanted to thank everyone in Albuquerque for their continuous love & support.
1 week, 16 hours, and 15 minutes
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My Nike reps and the production crew from yesterday http://t.co/wmwSEqqx
1 week, 16 hours, and 42 minutes
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A Letter to my fans: Today I woke up thinking about everything that has happened these past days, and i could se... http://t.co/xSObdhc2
1 week, 20 hours, and 28 minutes
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Carta aos meus fãs: Hoje acordei pensando em tudo que aconteceu  nesses últimos dias, e pude ver que nós não ... http://t.co/HoAQntwE
1 week, 20 hours, and 29 minutes
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I am deeply saddened by all the attacks on us embassies. we will never see peace until King Jesus sets up He's kingdom and government
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 32 minutes
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....and faster, and stronger....I'm ready! Just Do It!! http://t.co/UUqo2xnN
1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 2 minutes
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Adorando ao Senhor Jesus Worshiping Jesus with @markshubert http://t.co/O9f46kya
1 week, 1 day, 19 hours, and 27 minutes
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Olha só a foto que meu love @Joanapradob mandou vê se essa aí tem alguma preocupação? Essa tem vida boa hahahaha http://t.co/8KwlojVn
1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 59 minutes
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http://t.co/nUcYiG0f na vida o importante é ter #ALEGRIA hoje o treino foi o melhor até ... http://t.co/lyP7aAGm
1 week, 2 days, and 5 minutes
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http://t.co/nUcYiG0f It is all about the #JOY great training today every day is getting better thanks my Lord and savior #JESUS
1 week, 2 days, and 9 minutes
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@officialswick thanks bro
1 week, 2 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes
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Esse cd do #rodolfoabrantes ta demais Essa música é linda vale a pena demais http://t.co/sEntsG4N
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 25 minutes
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Jesus I am so in love with you
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 14 minutes
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they're filming intense training “@AWerm24: @JonnyBones Just don't get distracted and lose focus champ.. Fight week next week!!”
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 20 minutes
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We're just getting started “@J_Squit: @JonnyBones MMA is truly growing”
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 24 minutes
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Honored to be making history tomorrow. @Nike will be filming their first ever #MMA commercial in different locations throughout Albuquerque.
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 28 minutes
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Getting ready to take my girl out to a nice dinner. Give her a nice little welcome to age 25.
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 53 minutes
before
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