Some folks believe Jon Jones’ lengthy run as light-heavyweight champion could come to an end, when he takes on Daniel Cormier at UFC 182. If that happens, it will say a ton about the latter, as Jones is widely considered to be the planet’s best, pound-for-pound fighter and has held the belt since 2011.
Yes, Jones took the 205 crown from “Shogun” Rua way back at UFC 128, which already seems like an eon ago right? If you’re new to the sport, and never saw the fight, you’re in luck. The UFC has posted the bout in advance of UFC 182. You can catch it below.
Jones won the title when he was just 23 years old, and he was the youngest champ in UFC history as a result. At the time, Rua was riding high, as he had recently become the first man to defeat Lyoto Machida.
UFC 182 will go down on January 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.