UFC 152 “Jones vs Belfort” fight recap and bonuses

September 23, 2012

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UFC 152 “Jones vs Belfort” fight recap and bonuses



UFC 152 has officially wrapped up and its time to discuss the highlights of the night.  Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort was one of the closest moments of Jones’ career as he dodged bullets to retain the UFC light heavyweight title.

The champ put on a great show but was nearly caught a few times by Belfort’s lightning hands and feet.

Jones was able to secure the submission win in the 4th round via an arm lock that had the Brazilian tapping very quickly.

MMACanada.net caught up with Jones at the post-fight presser and his arm was in a sling and he does not know the full extent of his injury as of yet.

Jones pocketed a whopping $65k bonus for his submission win.

The flyweight title was up for grabs as Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez via split-decision.  A reporter at the post-fight conference asked Dana White what he thought and the UFC president stated he had it 4-1.

Cub Swanson earned the KO of the night with a devastating knockout over Brazilian contender Charles Oliveira.

Fight of the night went to Canadian TJ Grant and American Evan Dunham for their back and forth slugfest that has the fans at the edge of their seat.

If you missed the results, they are below.

Main Event:

205 lbs.: Jon Jones defeats Vitor Belfort via submission (Americana) at 0:54 of round four for the UFC light heavyweight championship

Main Card (pay-per-view):

125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson def. Joseph Benavidez via split dec. for first-ever flyweight championship
185 lbs.: Michael Bisping def. Brian Stann via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill def. Roger Hollett via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Cub Swanson def. Charles Oliveira via knockout at 2:40 of round one

Preliminary Card (FX Channel):

205 lbs.: Vinny Magalhaes def. Igor Pokrajac via submission (armbar) at 1:14 of round two
155 lbs.: T.J. Grant def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Sean Pierson def. Lance Benoist via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Marcus Brimage def. Jim Hettes via unanimous decision

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

170 lbs.: Seth Baczynski def. Simeon Thoresen via KO at 4:10 of round one
135 lbs.: Mitch Gagnon def. Walel Watson via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:09 of round one
170 lbs.: Kyle Noke def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (strikes) at 0:45 of round one

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