Watch Jon “Bones” Jones Smash Alexander Gustafsson on the Head with a Spinning Elbow at UFC 165 (GIFs)
The UFC’s Jon “Bones” Jones has put together a pretty remarkable string of victories over the last couple years. After winning the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship from Mauricio Rua in 2011, he’s defended that title against a who’s who in the weight class—Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, and everyone’s favorite blow-hard, Chael Sonnen.
Compared to all those bouts, Jones’ fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday wasn’t expected to be that challenging by some. Of course, as it turns out, Gustafsson gave Jones all he could handle on Saturday night. The guy was absolutely tough as nails, withstanding everything Jones threw at him and losing in one of the closest “unanimous decisions” you’ll ever see.
Want to see exactly how tough Gustafsson was? Just check out this nasty spinning elbow to the head he took from Jones—an elbow that did not knock his ass on the floor:
Yep, if you can take that and stay on your feet, you’re a pretty tough dude. This is going to be one hell of a rematch—whenever it happens.