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Current Standing: Champion
Upcoming Fight: None—assumed he will fight Alexander Gustafsson.
Jon Jones has beaten the very best fighters who have been put in front of him including several former champions. Let's take a look at the top UFC stars who have fallen before Jonny Bones.
- Shogun Rua
- Rampage Jackson
- Lyoto Machida
- Rashad Evans
- Vitor Belfort
- Chael Sonnen
- Ryan Bader
That includes six members on this slideshow, as well as one of the top middleweights on the planet who used to rule the same division.
All signs point to a matchup between Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Unless the champion gets lazy in the fight, he will break Tito Ortiz's record for consecutive title defenses without breaking much of a sweat.
How do you see the light heavyweight division at the end of the year? Let us know in the comment section below.
(Update: Jones vs. Gustafsson is now scheduled for UFC 165 in September.)
Feel free to check out the first article in this series:
Predicting the UFC Year-End Rankings: Heavyweight
Andrew Saunders is a Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report. He will mail you a package full of warm chocolate chip cookies if you follow him on Twitter.