It took Jon Jones roughly 30 seconds to drag Vitor Belfort to the mat, and since Jones been one of the most dangerous fighters on the UFC roster over the last few years with his vicious elbows and ground and pound, common sense was enough to tell you that Belfort was in serious trouble.
However, “The Phenom” showed off a wrinkle of his game we don’t get to see often, as he used some sneaky jiu-jitsu to grab the right arm of the champion and lock him in a tight submission hold that almost finished “Bones.”
For about five seconds, it truly looked like Belfort was going to shock the world, but Jones showed off an amount of heart that we haven’t seen from the champion before in order to break out of that hold with his limb still intact.
Despite all of the attention surrounding the armbar attempt from Belfort, the fact remains that Jon Jones was once again almost untouchable last night, and the number of viable challengers at 205 lbs is quickly shrinking.
Adding Belfort to the list, Jones has defeated five former world champions in his last five bouts, and with an eventual move to the heavyweight division starting to make more sense after each title defense, we could see Jones fighting in some huge matchups in the near future.