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UFC 197 results, recap, and link wrap up: Jon Jones is back, Demetrious Johnson is here to stay

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How great is Jon Jones?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim light heavyweight champion came off the bench after 15 months of inactivity and convincingly beat a short-notice replacement -- ranked No. 6 in the world -- in the main event of UFC 197 last Sat. night (April 23, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and still got shit on for his performance.

Out with Ovince Saint Preux, in with Daniel Cormier.

In the UFC 197 co-main event, Demetrious Johnson defended his title -- yet again -- against flyweight contender Henry Cejudo, who was unable to tip the scales in his favor despite his status as an Olympic gold medalist. Joining "The Messenger" on the sour sidelines is former UFC champ Anthony Pettis, who dropped his third in a row after getting knocked around by Edson Barboza.

Missed the event? Too hungover to remember what happened?

No worries, as we've gone ahead and compiled links to all of the top stories coming out of "Jones vs. Saint Preux," including breaking news, highlights, reactions, results, recaps, and more, all conveniently laid out in the UFC 197 wrap-up post below.

Have at it!

UFC 197: The fights

Live results and play-by-play

Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux fight review and analysis

Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo fight review and analysis

Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis fight review and analysis

Robert Whittaker vs. Rafael Natal fight review and analysis

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili fight review and analysis

UFC 197: The highlight reels

Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo

Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Pettis

Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

UFC 197: Post-fight housekeeping

Post-fight press conference video replay

Bonuses and awards

Bruise control

Dana White reacts to main event

Full list of Reebok payouts

FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" recap

UFC Fight Pass "Prelims" recap

UFC 197: The morning after

Winners and losers


Next matches to make

"OSP" fought with a broken arm

Cormier: My Jones rematch penciled in for UFC 200

"Bones" under fire for lackluster performance

Other notable stories from this past weekend

Bellator 153 happened on Spike TV (Video)

Gennady Golovkin smashes Dominic Wade on HBO Boxing (Video)

War Machine tries for Passover, gets passed over

Meathead returns!

"Suga" sweeter at middleweight?

That should just about cover it.

UFC will take next weekend off, then come storming back on Sun., May 8, 2016 for UFC Fight Night 87: "Overeem vs. Arlovski," which takes place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on FOX Sports 1 (more on that fight card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.

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