The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) king has returned.
Former Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones made a successful comeback last night (Sat., April 23, 2016) at UFC 197 opposite surging contender Ovince Saint Preux live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It may not have been the best of performances for Jones, seeing as it lasted all five rounds despite a tiresome OSP, but he did offer solid production on the feet to assure fans he's still the best around. With spinning techniques, oblique kicks that stuck, one monster slam that shook the Octagon canvas, and precision striking, Jones bewildered Saint Preux to the tune of a unanimous decision win.
The action can be seen above.
Even though Jones won the interim 205-pound title, his real belt still resides with current champion Daniel Cormier, who was commentating for the UFC 197 main event. Despite not being able to finish OSP, which really hasn't been Jones' forte in the past, "Bones" has regained his divisional excellence after a year off from competition.