The storied reign of Jon Jones did not end tonight at UFC 182, as some thought it would, as the light-heavyweight champ worked his way to a decision win over rival, Daniel Cormier.
Early on in the fight, Cormier was able to keep it a competitive one, but as the grueling battle wore on, Jones pulled ahead with his clinch game and wrestling. In fact, Jones was able to take the former Olympic wrestler down a couple of times.
After the memorable fight, and a fiery, post bell exchange, Jones was handed the unanimous decision victory. The loss marked the first time Cormier has lost in 16 pro bouts.
In the co-headliner, Donald Cerrone was largely able to negate the grappling game of Myles Jury, and outstruck the lightweight contender when the fight was on its feet. As a result, the perennial contender emerged with the UD win, and in doing so, he handed Jury his first pro defeat.
Here are the official results for the card, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Donald Cerrone def. Myles Jury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brad Tavares def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Louis Gaudinot via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Hector Lombard def. Josh Burkman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Paul Felder def. Danny Castillo via KO (spinning back fist) R2, 2:09
Cody Garbrandt def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (punches) R3, 4:50
Shawn Jordan def. Jared Cannonier via KO (punches) R1, 2:57
Evan Dunham def. Rodrigo Damm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Omari Akhmedov def. Mats Nilsson via unaimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marion Reneau def. Alexis Dufresne via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)