Round 4: Gustafsson with a decent jab to open the round. "Big" John warning Jones for his hands in Gustafsson's face. Good shot lands by Jones. Jones throwing a lot of kicks again, mostly to the legs of Gustafsson. Both of Jones' eyes are swollen a bit. Gustafsson lands a decent jab to the face of Jones. It turns out UFC promoted this fight properly, as the height and reach of Gustafsson is really proving to be important in this one. Jones has the longer reach, but not as dominantly long as he has in most fights, which turns out, may be a big part of the reason he is so dominant in past fights. The action is slowing down a bit here in the fourth. Jones lands a solid leg-kick. Gustafsson lands a decent jab. According to Mike Goldberg, Gustafsson has landed more overall strikes in this fight. Over 120 "significant strikes" landed by Gustafsson, according to Goldberg. Gustafsson lands a series of good punches and a decent kick. Gustafsson is landing even more punches to the face now, and the crowd is really coming alive. Jones is looking for a takedown up against the cage now. Gustafsson again defends it. They separate and Jones' cut is bleeding pretty badly into his eyes now. Jones is a bloody mess right now. This is crazy. Gustafsson lands a nice left hook and a jab. Guys, Alexander Gustafsson is winning this round with ease. The crowd is going absolutely nuts. Gustafsson stuffs another takedown attempt by Jones. Jones lands a decent head-kick. Jones' eye is really a bloody, bloody mess. Jones lands a good shot. 30 seconds left in the fourth round. Jones lands a huge elbow. Gustafsson is hurt. Gustafsson is in trouble. He's running now and trying to avoid Jones. Jones looks for a takedown, but even while hurt, Gustafsson avoids going down. Jones lands a couple of huge elbows up against the cage. Flying knee by Jones. Gustafsson's a bloody mess now. This fight is turning into an amazing battle. Gustafsson was winning that round with ease, but Jones nearly stopped him towards the end of the round, so you have to give the round to the champion. WrestlingINC.com scores the round 10-9 for Jon Jones.
Round 5: WrestlingINC.com has the round dead even coming into this fifth and final round. Both guys faces are a mess. The crowd is going nuts. Joe Rogan says Jones may need a stoppage to win. Gustafsson was in serious trouble near the end of the fourth. Gustafsson seems to have recovered in between rounds. Gustafsson lands a couple of good shots early in the fifth. Jones with some good kicks. "Big" John warning both guys to watch their heads on the inside. Gustafsson lands a good uppercut. Big superman punch lands for Jones. Big elbow by Jones. Gustafsson seems to have slowed down a lot in this round. Gustafsson is on his bicycle now, looking to avoid the attack by Jones. Jones seems the fresher of the two. Jones shoots in incredibly quick for a takedown and he gets it. Jones has Gustafsson on his back. Gustafsson is scooting back to the cage and looking to wall-walk back to his feet. He does. The crowd goes crazy. Jones is looking to take him back down but Gustafsson circles out. Jones spits some blood out of his mouth as the two separate. We're half way through the fifth and final round. Jones lands a big head kick. Gustafsson eats it, but takes it well. "Big" John warns both guys to close their hands, so we don't have another eye-poke situation. Big head-kick by Jones. Jones lands another solid kick. Jones looking for another takedown but this time Gustafsson stuffs it. Gustafsson looks extremely tired. Gustafsson throws a spinning back-elbow. "What an incredible fight!" says Joe Rogan. Both guys are questioning who's ahead on the scorecards. Rogan says the fourth round might be the only round Jones has won thus far. Final minute in the final round. Jones lands another head kick. Jones looks up at the clock. Gustafsson lands a decent jab. Gustafsson looking for a takedown but Jones stuffs it with ease and lands another head kick. Gustafsson misses a wild uppercut attempt. Head-kick and an elbow by Jones. Gustafsson has an incredible chin. Flying knee by Jones as the buzzer sounds to end the round. That was an amazing fight. "That might be the greatest title fight in the history of the Light Heavyweight division," says Joe Rogan. This decision is going to be extremely interesting. WrestlingINC.com scores the round 10-9 for Jon Jones.
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via Unanimous Decision (48-47 48-47 49-46) after 5 Rounds to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Title.
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