UFC 126 Results: Joe Jones vs. Ryan Bader

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 05, 2011

Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

Round One: Jones went for a low takedown and got it but Bader grabbed a guillotine. Jones moved to side control though to escape the choke and then went to north south position. Jones tried to finish with a north south choke but couldn’t lock in in fully and Bader ended up escaping but Jones maintained position. Bader got to his feet and pulled away from Jones. Bader went for a far shot that Jones easily sprawled on and turned Bader over into half guard.

As Bader turned into him, Jones jumped over him and got his back. Jones got Bader down but Bader turned into half guard. Jones landed some good elbows to the ribs as Bader turned into him. Jones on top as the round ended. Good round for Jones and great strength on top. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jones.

Round Two: Bader having trouble with the reach of Jones. Jones threw a jumping head kick but Bader blocked it. Jones went for a jumping elbow but Bader landed a good counter right. Both men swing and miss with heavy right hands. Jones doing well with leg kicks. Bader really looking for that right hand but just not connecting. Jones stuffed a takedown by Bader and then landed a right. Jones landed a body kick and then got a takedown. Jones looking for a d’arce choke as Bader turns into him. Jones switched to a guillotine, locked it up, and forced Bader to tap out.

Result: Jon Jones def. Ryan Bader via Submission Round 2 (Guillotine Choke)

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