Wow…that was kinda hard to watch to be honest, UFC 214 was crazy…
There were plenty of storylines to follow at UFC 214, but none had the ferocious bad blood of the main event. Since they first met in a parking lot in the Strikeforce days, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones have been at each other’s throats.
First fighting back at UFC 182, Jones walked away the victor by way of decision. During an unexpected sequence of events, ‘Bones’ was stripped and banned, and Cormier would reign as champion with three defenses.
After more than two years of touch-and-go, Jones finally came back to rematch DC in last night’s main event.
Jon Jones Scored a Crazy Victory at UFC 214
Although Cormier had looked impressive during Jones’ absence, there was little he could do at UFC 214. He was arguably winning the fight up until the knockout, but Jones never looked a beaten man.
Rocking his rival with a huge head kick, Jones swarmed for the stoppage in round three. DC wobbled and tumbled across the octagon before Jones pummeled him in to the ground like a tent peg.
Watch the finish of the fight on the video player below:
A hard pill to swallow for Cormier, who was visibly gutted after the fight’s conclusion. Jones, once again the king of the pound-for-pound and 205-pound division, has some big fights ahead of him.
For Cormier, probable retirement to the analyst job he suits so well is now on the horizon. There’s no shame in being second place to a champion like Jon Jones, but the competitor that Cormier is, he’ll never stay around to fill up second place.
What’s Next For Jon Jones?
With Volkan Oedzemir smashing Jimi Manuwa by KO, there’s definitely fresh meat at 205 pounds. The question is will any of them ever come close to beating Jon Jones? Only time will tell.
The rest of the card, aside from the co-main event, was pretty damn awesome too. Cris Cyborg ran through Tonya Evinger, finally winning the women’s 145-pound strap. Check out the full list of results below:
UFC 214 full fight card results
Light heavyweight: Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via TKO at 3:01 of Round 3
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Women’s featherweight: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (knees and punches) at 1:56 of Round 3
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (punches) at 0:22 of Round 1
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight via TKO at 4:34 of Round 1
Catchweight (140 lbs): Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão (29-28, 29-27-30-26)
Featherweight: Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano via submission (guillotine) at 2:59 of Round 3
Featherweight: Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s strawweight: Alexandra Albu def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via KO (punch) at 3:04 of Round 1