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UFC 159 Live Blog: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159.
Jon Jones will try to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159.
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This is the UFC 159 live blog for Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Jones, who has won eight straight fights, will face Sonnen, who has won three of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 159 live blog below.


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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.

Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen via TKO at 4:33 of round one.

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