UFC 159 took place April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) looked to defend his title a record-tying five straight times against fellow TUF 17 coach Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) in the night's main event. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Jones' destructive victory, check out the play-by-play from Dave Doyle.
Round 1: Keith Peterson is the referee for this one. Sonnen comes out swinging, but Jones scores an easy takedown. They're back to their feet. They clinch and Sonnen connects with his dirty boxing. Jones clinches Sonnen against the fence. Sonnen throws knees. Sonnen again landing in close, but Jones again scores an easy takedown and follows with a big elbow. Sonnen back to his feet, but Jones stays on his back. He transitions to a bodylock. Sonnen grabs a guillotine, but Jones pops right out. Jones lands a big uppercut and an elbow then just misses with a spinning back elbow. Sonnen has a Muay Thai clinch and lands a knee or two, but Jones once again scores a ridiculously easy takedown. Sonnen does a reasonable job covering up. Jones looks determined to defeat Sonnen at his own game to prove a point. Sonnen covering up as Jones swarms. Peterson calls the fight. Sonnen is protesting, but his face is all messed up and it wasn't going to get any better.
UFC 159 results: Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen via TKO at 4:33 of round one.