Jon Jones becomes youngest UFC champ by destroying Shogun Rua

Jon Jones defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Ruo at UFC 128 to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion. breaks down the fight.

In the main event match up of UFC 128, Jones completely dominated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua from start to finish.

The 23-year old was never in danger throughout the fight. He was able to dictate when it went to the ground and utilized his reach advantage to nullify any offense Rua could mount on the feet.

In the first round, Rua’s guard was active and Jones wasn’t able to do much damage until the former champion tried to get to his feet. As “Shogun” stood, Jones landed a knee that wobbled Rua, and followed it with a left hook.

It was all down hill for Rua after that. Jones secured a takedown in the second stanza and busted Rua up with elbows and punches.
Rua came out with a sense of urgency in the third round. He pressed forward and took Jones’ back briefly, but found himself on the bottom again taking shots.

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