"They are on their feet," Goldberg said, as the crowd let out a roar of appreciation.
The story of the whole fight was played out in the first minute of the final round. It was leg kick versus counter right.
Gustafsson, however, was spinning the tale his way early, landing two uppercuts and a left as Jones tried to retreat out of range. That was easier said than done when it came to the long-limbed challenger.
"Jones' lips are swollen up now too," Rogan said.
At 3:32, Jones landed a lunging elbow and, 30 seconds later, finally succeeded in taking his opponent to the mat.
"He's exhausted, Mike," Rogan said. "And he's got to pass his guard and do some damage."
It was not to be. Before 30 seconds had elapsed, Gustafsson had pulled himself to his feet. But it was out of the frying pan and into the fire for the challenger, who was met with a hard head kick that he was only partially able to deflect. Gustafsson barely even flinched.
"Gustafsson just ate it," Rogan said.
At 2:10, the fight may have been decided on body language alone. A worn-out Gustafsson put his hand on his hip to catch his breath. Jones pushed the action with a head kick and a big kick to the body. Gustafsson, momentarily, showed weakness, which gave the champion courage and hope.
From there on, it was all Jones. Gustafsson swung and missed with a spinning elbow, while the champion kept up the kicks, landing them on the legs, body and head at will.
"Both of these guys are pushed to their limits," Rogan said.
With 17 seconds left, Jones made one final attempt at finishing the bout, following a head kick with a solid short elbow. Nothing doing.
"Gustafsson has got a chin on him," Rogan exclaimed.
The round, and the fight, ended with Jones attempting a flying knee and following it up with another short elbow. When the bell rang, he had the presence of mind to raise his hands.
"That might be the greatest title fight in history of the light heavyweight division," Rogan said. "And I have no idea who won."
Jones' Best Moment
A head kick followed by a short elbow.
Gustafsson's Best Moment
Showing the heart and determination to keep fighting when his body was telling him "no."
Total Strikes: Jones 28, Gustafsson 25
Takedowns: Jones 1-2, Gustafsson 0-4
FightMetric Performance Rating: Jones 116, Gustafsson 72
Jones dominated the final round to secure the title and his status as the world's best fighter.