Reigning UFC Light-Heavyweight champion Jon Jones capped off his meteoric rise in 2011 with a third straight victory over a highly touted former champion.
Taking on Lyoto Machida at last night's UFC 140 in Toronto, Jones fought through some initial adversity to defeat the karate master with a second-round guillotine choke that left Machida lying unconscious.
As the champion looks to take a break going into 2012, he will await the winner of January's UFC on FOX 2 bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis to find out who his next challenger will be.
Bad blood has been brewing between Jones and Evans since March, as Evans was initially slated to take on Shogun Rua at UFC 128 before suffering a knee injury. Angry with Jones for accepting the title shot, Evans was again given a chance at the belt when he was offered Jones later in the year, but again injuries on both sides postponed the fight.
If Evans can defeat Davis and remain healthy, he will finally get a crack at Jones.
Here is the complete breakdown for this potential light heavyweight battle.