- 18-1 MMA / 12-1 UFC Record
- 9 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans
- 15-1 MMA / 7-1 UFC Record
- 6 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vladimir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva
September 21st, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Air Canada Centre
Jon Jones defended his title successfully for the fifth consecutive time at UFC 159, stopping Chael Sonnen in the first round via TKO. Since getting disqualified against Matt Hamill in December of 2009 for illegal strikes, Jones has rattled off nine straight fights, including key victories over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Lyoto Machida, and Vitor Belfort.
Alexander Gustafsson has earned a shot at the light heavyweight title with a dominant unanimous decision over former champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC on FOX 5. The win extended his streak to six consecutive victories inside the octagon, dating back to October of 2010.