Jones won the fight on all three scorecards. He dominated the fight in each and every round, dictating where the action would happen. Teixeira was a game opponent, but he did not have the ability to truly threaten the champion's reign at the top of the division.
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Jones showed no qualms about fighting inside. He was happy to exchange within Teixeira's striking distance. Unfortunately for the challenger, he was unable to muster much offense. The champion controlled the fight in close.
It was more of the same from the champion. When he wanted to establish distance he did, and when he wanted to fight in close he would. Jones got to show off his defense too. He covered up nicely when Teixeira had spots to score offense.
The wear was starting to show on Teixeira by the third round. That will happen when the champion continues to land strikes. Teixeira simply had no answers for how to put Jones in trouble.
Slicing elbows opened up cuts on Teixeira. Jones landed them repeatedly against the fence. Teixeira was a game fighter, and that is about all that can be said about this performance. He stayed in there and tried to fight, but Jones was simply better.
Put another round in the books for Jones. A clean sweep. He was never in danger of losing this fight. A dominating performance by the top pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
Jones won going away, and now a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson looms. That will be a highly anticipated fight when the UFC schedules it for later this year.
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