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Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier full fight video highlights from UFC 182 last night

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally settled their score last night (Jan. 3, 2015) in the main event of UFC 182, which took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It was billed as a "bad blood" Light Heavyweight grudge match, with both fighters at each others' throats in the build up to the highly anticipated pay-per-view (PPV) main event. And it had a lot to do with Cormier grabbing Jones' throat at a promotional event over the summer, resulting in a wild unsanctioned brawl (watch that here).

Well, the real thing lived up to the hype ... at least for the first three rounds.

Indeed, it was a close match early, as Cormier looked to eliminate the reach advantage and turn it into a dog fight. He was successful in the early going, but midway through round three Jones began to take over as Cormier faded. "Bones" actually fought Cormier's fight -- getting the better of the dirty boxing and scoring a handful of takedowns -- while Cormier struggled to match the champion's creative strikes inside and get the action horizontal.

In the end, Jones won a clear unanimous decision, handing Cormier the first loss of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. And it likely won't get any bitter if it happens again in the future.

For a complete fight recap of Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier click here. For complete UFC 182 results, including play-by-play coverage of the entire 11-match card, click here.