Jon Jones ended Glover Teixeira’s 20-fight winning streak at UFC 172. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Jon Jones' impressive reign atop the light heavyweight division continued at UFC 172, as he dominated Glover Teixeira for five rounds at the Baltimore Arena on Saturday night. The Jackson-Wink MMA product relied on a versatile standup attack and brutal clinch work to capture a unanimous decision and end Teixeira’s 20-fight unbeaten streak.
The victory likely sets up a highly anticipated rematch between Jones and Alexander Gustafsson later in 2014. While Gustafsson has already proven himself to be the most difficult challenge of Jones’ career, another 205-pound contender emerged in Saturday’s co-main event when Anthony Johnson bullied former NCAA All-American wrestler Phil Davis for three rounds. A welterweight for the majority of his first UFC run, “Rumble” appears to have found a happy home at light heavyweight.
UFC 172 spawned a number of threads on the Sherdog.net forums.