Both fighters gave their all for 25 minutes in what has to be the new front-runner for fight of the year Saturday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Jones won via unanimous decision on scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 49-46, to retain the UFC light heavyweight title, then both fighters were taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
While the main eventers weren't at the post-fight press conference, the other winners of $50,000 awards were there. UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao finished Eddie Wineland with a memorable spinning back kick, good for Knockout of the Night honors; and Mitch Gagnon won Submission of the Night first-round guillotine choke of Dustin Kimura.
Attendance in Toronto was announced at 15,504 with a gate of $1.9 million.