UFC 145 Results: Is Jon Jones Unbeatable?

G DAnalyst IIIApril 3, 2017

From 2006 until 2011, Anderson Silva was considered to be the most dangerous fighter in the world.

However, since then, Silva has endured a variety of injuries which, in result, have sidelined the current UFC middleweight champion.

During that time and even before, the youngest champion in UFC history, Jon Jones, has taken the center stage, overshadowing "The Spider."

The major difference we've seen in Silva and Jones is the ability to be defeated.

As we can recall, Silva was taken to the woodshed as he was beat up and down the Octagon for four-and-a-half rounds only to sneak out a last-second victory against Chael Sonnen.

Silva was defeated, but still found a way to win.

Enter Jones.

Jones has yet to meet his match.

In fact, not only does Jones fight in a thicker weight division, but his upside is incomparable.

In his first title opportunity, Jones mauled through Mauricio "Shogun" Rua en route to a knockout finish.

The dominance continued in submission victories over former UFC champions in Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto Machida.

However, even still, Jones had work to do.

He needed to defeat his former teammate and ex-friend, Rashad Evans.

When the opening bell sounded in arguably the most anticipated bout in UFC history, it was Jones who proved he's no man to mess with as he picked apart Evans en route to an impressive unanimous decision victory.

To date, Jones has yet to be defeated even though his recorded indicates one loss.

That "loss" came to Matt Hamill when Jones was disqualified after landing illegal downward elbows.

Even still, it was Jones who controlled the pace as we're still yet to see him challenged.

The competition remaining is beginning to get scarce as Jones continues to maul through every opponent that comes his way.

It's likely Jones will now square off with Dan Henderson giving him yet another opportunity to prove that he's the only unbeatable fighter in mixed martial arts today.


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