Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UFC 172 - Jon Jones X Glover Teixeira Round 1 GIF Highlights

Jon Jones set some records with his 20th win over Glover Teixeira this past Saturday night, April 26th, at UFC 172 held at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD.

  • Jones earned his 14th UFC light heavyweight victory, surpassing Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans for the most wins in modern 205-pound history.
  • Jones’ 11-fight UFC winning streak is the longest active streak in the light heavyweight division and the longest in the history of the weight class.
  • Jones’ 11-fight UFC winning streak is tied with Royce Gracie for the third longest all-time in company history behind Anderson Silva (16) and Georges St-Pierre (12).
  • Jones’ seven consecutive UFC light heavyweight title defenses are the most in divisional history. His title defense run is the third longest of any champion in company history behind Silva (10) and St-Pierre (nine).
  • Jones recorded his eighth victory in a UFC championship fight, the fifth most in company history behind St-Pierre (12), Silva (11), Matt Hughes (nine) and Randy Couture (nine).
  • Jones’ 138 significant strikes landed were the most ever in a UFC light heavyweight title fight. They were also the fourth most ever in a UFC championship bout.
  • Jones has now landed 824 significant strikes in his UFC tenure, passing Forrest Griffin (796) for the most in light heavyweight history.
  • Jones has landed a total of 1,036 strikes overall in his UFC career, the third most in light heavyweight history behind Tito Ortiz (1,241) and Griffin (1,096).
  • Jones avoided all five of his opponent’s takedown attempts, boosting his overall takedown defense rate to 96.6 percent (28 of 29), the best defense percentage of any fighter in UFC history (minimum of 20 opponent takedown attempts).
  • Jones attempted two submissions, giving him a total of 10 submission attempts in UFC career. That’s the most of any active fighter in the light heavyweight division.

Without further ado, below are my animated GIFs from Round 1 with some commentary. More GIFs coming tomorrow from this fight.


Shoulder Crank

During the post-fight press conference, Jon Jones discussed cranking the shoulder:

"That's a move I've been doing since I was a little boy in wrestling," said Jones. "It was something you could never do to your wrestling partners and it's dirty in wrestling. But it's always there when someone has the underhook and you have an overhook and you can just crank their arm."

"I felt his elbow pop two times. Consecutive 'pop pop.' I was just like, 'Aw, nice.'"

John Hackelman, Glover Teixeira's Coach, had this to say in an extended interview:

"Jon Jones hurt Glover's shoulder in the tie up on the clinch against the cage, tweaked his shoulder and he hurt it. So Glover couldn't use his right hand very well. You see me in the corner trying to get him to throw that right hand harder. He told me, 'Hey, can you get some ice on it?'"

"Sometimes he has shoulder problems, from training too much. He never said he has an actual torn ligament, or torn tendon. So we found that out afterwards. It was obvious, it was actually disfigured and swollen. You could tell there was something seriously wrong with it. He's going to have an MRI Wednesday."

"The fact that he fought with it... besides the massive, gaping cut above his eye. Right above his eye. And the thinks that he has a broken rib too. But it wasn't. Again Jon Jones caused all these injuries."

An example of one of Jeet Kune Do's 5 Ways of Attack:
Progressive Indirect Attack!

Round 1 SloMo Highlights

Congratulations to Jon Jones on his win!

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