UFC 100 Live Blog: Jon Jones vs. Jake O'Brien


LAS VEGAS -- This is the UFC 100 live blog for light-heavyweight matchup between Jon Jones and Jake O'Brien. The live blog is below.


Round one: Jones comes out southpaw. O'Brien looks for an early takedown but Jones shrugs him off. Jones uses his quickness early, dancing into range, landing a punch or kick, then getting out of O'Brien's range. O'Brien tried another takedown, but Jones sprawled successfully. As often happens when two good wrestlers get together, it's all standup. Close round but likely to Jones.

Round two: Jones comes out early with two big shots. O'Brien is the man coming forward most of the time, while Jones dances side to side and looks for openings. Jones hurt O'Brien with the same spinning backfist that he hurt Stpephan Bonnar with with when the fought. O'Brien tries for a takedown and Jones locks in a one-arm d'arce choke.

A good win for Jones, not for the victory alone, but because he finished the fight. Still unbeaten, it bodes well for his progression as a well-rounded fighter.

Winner: Jones via d'arce choke

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    ** RETRANSMIT FOR ALT CROP ** Georges St-Pierrre attempts to choke Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. St-Pierre won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE OK **

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    Georges St-Pierrre, left, lands a left to Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. St-Pierre won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE OK **

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    Georges St-Pierrre attempts to choke Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. St-Pierre won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE OK **

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    Brock Lesnar, right, gets in Frank Mir's face after their heavyweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE OK **

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    Brock Lesnar celebrates after defeating Frank Mir in their heavyweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE USAGE OK **

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    Brock Lesnar celebrates after defeating Frank Mir in their heavyweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE USAGE OK **

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    Georges St-Pierrre, left, takes down Thiago Alves during their welterweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009. St-Pierre won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES ONLINE OK **

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11: (L-R) Jon Fitch jumps on the back of Paulo Thiago during their welterweight bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Paulo Thiago;Jon Fitch

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11: Brock Lesnar holds down Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar defeated Mir by a second round knockout. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Frank Mir;Brock Lesnar

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    LAS VEGAS - JULY 11: Brock Lesnar battles Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar defeated Mir by a second round knockout. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Frank Mir;Brock Lesnar

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