Article

Jones Halts Vladdy in One

Jon Jones continued his rise up the 205-pound ranks Sunday night with a devastating first round stoppage of Vladimir Matyushenko...
SAN DIEGO, August 1 – It was quick, it was dominant, and it was something the light heavyweight division will have to get used to, as 205-pound phenom Jon Jones passed another test with breakneck speed Sunday night at the San Diego Sports Arena, halting veteran Vladimir Matyushenko in less than two minutes to up his record to 11-1.

“I trained the hardest I could possibly train and I knew it was going to be my toughest fight,” said Jones, who certainly didn’t make it look like his toughest fight, as he controlled the bout from start to finish against the rugged Belarus native, whose only previous losses were to Tito Ortiz, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Andrei Arlovski, and Vernon White.

Loose and relaxed, Jones – who was coming off a first round TKO of Brandon Vera in March - came at Matyushenko (24-5) slowly yet with a determined stride. A kick to the leg and a spinning back kick opened up the scoring for ‘Bones’, and he quickly followed up with a takedown. Within a few moments, Jones had pinned Matyushenko down and then came a series of ferocious forearms that forced referee Herb Dean to call a halt to the bout at the 1:52 mark.
Saturday, December 17
1AM
GMT
Sacramento, California

Media

Recent
Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis answer questions at media day as Donald Cerrone and Matt Brown share a tense faceoff. Anthony Pettis is unable to make the 145-pound limit. Later that day, the fighters face off one final time.
10-Dec-2016
Gian Villante talks about his victory and what it's like fighting in New York after his win over Saparbek Safarov at Fight Night Albany.
09-Dec-2016
Watch Derrick Lewis backstage after his victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov at Fight Night Albany.
10-Dec-2016
Watch Francis Ngannou backstage after his victory over Anthony Hamilton at Fight Night Albany.
10-Dec-2016