Daniel Cormier retained his UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of last weekend’s UFC 210 pay-per-view fight card in Buffalo, New York by submitting top contender Anthony Johnson via rear-naked choke.
The victory marked Cormier’s fourth in a row, as he had previously scored wins over Anderson Silva, Alexander Gustaffson and the aforementioned Anthony Johnson in that stretch.
Cormier’s lone career setback came at the hands of bitter rival Jon Jones back at UFC 182 in January of 2015.
“Bones” was able to outpoint “DC” for the better portion of five rounds that night in Las Vegas, earning a unanimous decision victory with all three judges scoring the contest 49-46 in his favor.
The former light heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones, is expected to make his highly anticipated return to the octagon later this summer.
It is expected that Jones will receive an immediate title shot against Cormier, this after he is cleared to return to action.
A fan recently tweeted at Daniel Cormier that he hopes Jon Jones knocks him out in their seemingly inevitable rematch.
Cormier responded to the fan with the following statement.
“He won’t. He doesn’t have that ability. He never has. Even when he juiced his way to deadlifting 600lbs he couldn’t KO Ovince.”
Jon Jones has won his last four fights by way of decision, scoring victories over Alexander Gustaffson, Glover Teixeira, Daniel Cormier and most recently Ovince Saint Preux in that time.
“Bones” most recent stoppage victory came via TKO over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in April of 2013.
Jones has fought seventeen times under the UFC banner and has four TKO victories to his credit. Those four technical knockout wins came over opponents Brandon Vera, Vladimir Matyushenko, Shogun Rua and the aforementioned Chael Sonnen.
However, Jon has never ended a fight with a single strike during his time with the promotion.
With that said, Jon Jones does have two-career one-punch knockout victories on his record.
“Bones” defeated Parker Porter with one punch at the “World Championship Fighting 3” event in June of 2008.
Prior to that, Jones scored a one-punch knockout victory over Carlos Eduardo in the second professional fight of his career at “Battle Cage Extreme 4” in April of 2008.
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