Jon Jones Defeats Ovince Saint Preux in Lacklustre Fight

Published on April 24th, 2016 6:53 pm EST

The main event of UFC 197: Jones vs Ovince St. Preux saw the former Light Heavyweight champion win via unanimous decision.

The fight was somewhat underwhelming, which is somewhat to be expected given the circumstances surrounding the fight. Jon Jones was returning to the UFC following a tumultuous 16 month layoff that included a multitude of legal issues, while OSP took the fight on very short notice.

What transpired in the Octagon was approximately three rounds of Jones shaking off the rust, followed by an additional two rounds of a lopsided beatdown. Jones nearly finished OSP during the fight but wasn't able to put his game opponent away.

In the end, however, Jones was never in danger of losing and was able to shake off his ring rust before his highly anticipated rematch against Daniel Cormier.


After UFC 197, UFC President Dana White was somewhat non-committal about Jones and Cormier squaring off in the main event of UFC 200. After all, Cormier is still recovering from an injury, while Jon Jones needs to be medically cleared following his fight last night.

Given the situation with Conor McGregor, however, and given the UFC 200 still lacks a main event, you can be almost certain that Jon Jones will fight Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200, barring some sort of last minute breakthrough in talks with Conor McGregor.

The King is giving thumbs up for Jones vs. Cormier at UFC 200

In the end, Jon Jones is still the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world and it was great to see him back in action.

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