Stephan Bonnar has never been an elite competitor but he’s always been a tough draw. At the time, Jones was a 21-year old kid in only his second Octagon appearance. Still, he dominated “The American Psycho” from start to finish, sending him down to the mat at one point with a spinning back-elbow. The bout marked the first real glimpse fans had at Jones’ true potential.
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has clearly established himself as one of the finest fighters to ever set foot inside the Octagon. His record stands at 19-1 and the only blemish came as the result of a sketchy disqualification defeat rather than a legitimate loss. He’s dominated a number of Top 10 opponents along the way and only received one real run for his money courtesy of Alexander Gustafsson’s effort this past Saturday night at UFC 165. With a plethora of impressive performances to choose from it’s not easy to whittle things down to the five best but it’s definitely doable. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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