Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title for the fifth time when he faced Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in 2013.
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The Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen title fight took place on April 27, 2013, at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Jon Jones was the defending UFC light heavyweight champion, while Chael Sonnen was the challenger. In the fight, Jon Jones dominated Chael Sonnen from start to finish. He utilized his reach advantage to keep Sonnen at bay with his striking, and also scored takedowns throughout the fight. Sonnen was unable to mount any significant offense and eventually succumbed to a TKO in the first round. The victory was Jon Jones’ fifth consecutive title defense and cemented his status as one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. Chael Sonnen, meanwhile, continued to be a popular figure in the sport despite the loss and went on to compete in several more high-profile fights before retiring in 2019.
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