UFC 232 Results – Jones Dominates to Regain Light Heavyweight Title
Concerning drug test results; a last minute change of venue; and a war of words between Dana White, Jon Jones, and any media member who asked them pertinent questions leading up to the the event. UFC 232 began shrouded in controversy, and ended as one of the most historically significant events in the promotion’s 25 year tenure.
For the fourth time in his career, Jon Jones won a UFC title belt. He did so by defeating an opponent who had given him his toughest career test to date, all the way back at UFC 165 in 2013, Alexander Gustafsson.
Unlike their first encounter Jones was able to control their fighting range from the opening bell. Gustafsson was picked apart with a varied arsenal of kicks before the two eventually hit the mat in the third round.
Jones dominated, firing heavy punches at his opponent until referee Mike Beltran quickly called a stop to the action.
Following the win, which saw Jones regain the light-heavyweight title he never lost inside the cage, Jones offered reigning UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier the opportunity to come back to 205 pounds and meet Jones for a third time.
In the co-main event Amanda Nunes earned every possible accolade that could be bestowed upon her with a blistering destruction of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino.
It took “the Lioness” only 51 turbo charged seconds to add the UFC featherweight title to the bantamweight championship she already owned. In doing so, Nunes secured a new status as the greatest female fighter the sport has ever seen.
Cyborg threw with venom early. Nunes fired back, landing with incomparable power to finish a fight many believed she couldn’t win. Precise power punches connected in a few short, furious moments, and then it was over.
Elsewhere on the main card Michael Chiesa made his mark on the competitive welterweight division with a second round submission victory over Carlos Condit. The defeat was Condit’s fifth in a row.
Corey Anderson had enough in the tank to get past Ilir Latifi at light-heavyweight. Anderson won two rounds on all three of the judges scorecards to secure a significant top ten victory.
In the main card opener Alexander Volkanovski secured the biggest win of his career, stopping Chad Mendes towards the end of the second round. The win improved Volkanovski’s current win streak to 16, and should move him into the top five of the featherweight division.
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via 3rd round TKO (2:02)
Amanda Nunes def. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino via 1st round KO (0:51)
Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit via 2nd round submission (0:56)
Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Alexander Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes via 2nd round TKO (4:14)
Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano via 1st round TKO (1:01)
Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via 2nd round TKO (5:00)
Ryan Hall def. B.J. Penn via 1st round submission (2:46)
Nathaniel Wood def. Andre Ewell via 3rd round submission (4:12)
Uriah Hall def. Bevon Lewis via 3rd round KO (1:32)
Curtis Millender def. Siyar Bahadurzada via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28. 30-27)
Montel Jackson def. Brian Kelleher via 1st round submission (1:40)