UFC 165 Live Blog: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones will try to set another UFC mark against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 165 live blog for Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Jones, who has won nine straight UFC fights, will face Gustafsson, who has won six straight UFC fights, as he tries to defend his UFC light heavyweight title in the main event.

Check out the UFC 165 live blog below.


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Round 1: John McCarthy is the referee in charge of the action. Jones attempts a takedown, but can't get it. The two meanwhile exchange single strikes. Spinning back kick lands to the body for Jones. Superman punch lands for Jones in a grazing way. Left hook scores by Gustafsson. The fighters exchange right hands with Gustafsson landing the cleaner of the two. Jones is now bleeding over the right eye. Spinning back kick to the body again for Jones. Gustafsson takes Jones down and he's down for the first time in his career in the UFC, but he's back standing. An eye poke to Gustafsson briefly halts the action. Jones' spinning elbow misses and he scores an elbow off a failed takedown attempt.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gustafsson

Round 2: Inside leg kick by Jones. Jones chases after a takedown in a scramble and can't get it. Jones fails on inside trip. Hard elbow by Jones lands inside. Hard body kick by Jones.  Jones scores a takedown and stuffs a Gustafsson shot. Left hook partially lands for Gustafsson and so does the outside leg kick. Another head kick scores for Jones but off a body lock clinch, Gustafsson stuffs another takedown. The Swede drives a right straight. Another head kick lands for Jones, but there's not a ton on it. Gustafsson lands an inside uppercut.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Jones

Round 3: Two punch combo for Gustafsson to start the frame. Another failed takedown by Jones. Head kick scores for Jones, but he eats a jab for his efforts directly after. Right uppercut and right hand for the Swede...and another. Jones lands another head kick, but they're not hugely damaging. Hard body kick by Jones and Gustafsson is now backing up. That clearly hurt him. Gustafsson attempts a takedown and is stuffed easily. Another hard body kick from Jones and partially lands the spinning back elbow. Jones stuffs another takedown attempt and lands a left hook before the bell. Close, close round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Gustafsson

Round 4: Left hook for Jones and now a right. Right hand for Gustafsson finds the mark. Good jab now by Jones, but the Swede responds with a two-punch combo. Inside leg kick now for Jones. And another. Failed takedown again by Jones. Counter left hook for Gustafsson and a body kick. The Swede lands four moderately hard punches in a row. Jones somehow gets a body lock clinch, but can't get Gustafsson down. Jones is getting lit up at this point and misses on another takedown. Jones lands a HUGE elbow and bleeding and Jones pounces. Gustafsson is badly hurt and Jones is all over him. The Swede survives, but this is as close as can be.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Jones

Round 5: Right hand grazes Jones' head. Body kick and inside leg kick by Jones. Two nice uppercuts and a right hand by Gustafsson. And a hard right hand. Hard step-in elbow by the champ lands. Gustafsson shoots and it's stuffed. Stiff right by Jones now. Jones times a takedown and struggles to get it. But it goes. Gustafsson stands against the fence. Hard head kick for Jones and somehow the Swede seems fine. ANOTHER head kick, but Jones misses with a the spinning back elbow. Gustafsson looks exhausted but lands a spinning back fist. Both fighters are completely exhausted. Jones eats a jab but lands another head kick. Jones stuffs another takedown. Another head kick and hard elbow from Jones. Flying knee from Jones! Fight of the Year candidate, easily.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Jones and the fight 48-47 Jones

Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

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