UFC 126 results: Jon Jones submits Ryan Bader and will fight Shogun Rua for the light heavyweight title

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The hype train made its way to the main card of UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" in Las Vegas, Nevada when Jon Jones squared off against Ryan Bader in one of the featured bouts of the evening.

And Jon Jones train rolls on with a second round submission win over Ryan Bader.

"Bones" came in with a perceived advantage in strength, reach, hype, power, you name it. Every single one of those advantages made themselves evident in the fight.

The one thing "Darth" may have had an edge in was wrestling. Which made it even more impressive that Jones was able to take him down and control him throughout round one.

It didn't get much better for Bader in the second.

Shane Carwin, a training partner of Jones, tweeted before the fight that his teammate would win because he had Yoda in his corner and that was the key to defeating "Darth" Bader.

I guess "The Engineer" was right.

Jones showed that he can win in a myriad of ways, by taking the neck of his undefeated opponent and forcing the tap.

So impressive was the performance, the UFC decided to give the young fighter a shot at Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's light heavyweight title. This because Rashad Evans suffered a knee injury.

Did we just see the first step to Jones becoming the future 205-pound champion?

Stay tuned.

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