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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones successfully defended his title against Chael Sonnen Saturday night against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159.

Jones, who used Sonnen’s typical grind-and-ground style, took the former UFC middleweight contender down three times. The referee stepped in after the third following some intense elbows to the face.

Before he could be interviewed by Joe Rogan, Jones looked down and noticed his big left toe was injured. “Bones” had suffered the injury late in the opening round.

In other action, Michael Bisping defeated Alan Belcher and Roy Nelson finished Cheick Kongo.

Complete UFC 159 results:


UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) at 4:33 of Round 1

Michael Bisping def. Alan Belcher via technical decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO (strike) at 2:03 of Round 1

Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Pat Healy def. Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:02 of Round 3


Rustam Khabilov def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (injury) at 2:32 of Round 1

Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante via majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29) at :33 of Round 3

Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff via TKO (strikes) at 4:06 of Round 1

Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:44 of Round 3

Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)