UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen full fight video highlights

Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Jon Jones (black shorts) celebrates defeating Chael Sonnen (white shorts) during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones retained his 205-pound title after a first-round stoppage of contender Chael Sonnen that came at the 4:33 mark of the first-round. Many in attendance filled the arena with boos after what was perceived to be an early stoppage, and it was known shortly after that Jones had badly broken his foot.

The champion’s big toe was practically making a right angle and it obviously misplaced with blood pouring from his foot.

The harsh reality for mixed martial arts fans is that Jones was just 27 seconds away from losing his light-heavyweight title belt to the contender Sonnen by way of TKO doctor stoppage. That decision would have outraged fight fans, but it would have been the right call if the fight was not called to a stop while Sonnen was still actively defending himself.

If you missed the fight, here are the full video highlights:

What do you feel about the Jones vs. Sonnen stoppage? Was it too early or was it a decision that saved Sonnen from being knocked out cold? Sound off in the comments section and let your voice be heard.

Topics: Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones

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  • Jonah

    It was both a decision made too early, and it saved Chael from being knocked out cold…

    • http://twitter.com/adamcbest Adam Best

      I don’t know… Bones will hurt you real bad, beat you down, but he just doesn’t have KO power.

      • http://www.facebook.com/daryll.brown.7 Daryll Brown

        Most people would rather be knocked out than disfigured …….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004092365973 Occasional Outdoorsman

    Was that a give-away win by a tv show actor to a tv show host?

  • http://www.facebook.com/coffi.salonen Coffi Salonen

    it was a fine stoppage! There was noooo way he was going to get out of that…no way! Just ask Sonnen in the post fight interview…he said that the stoppage was legit and that he knew within the first 5 minutes clearly who was the better fighter. Can’t be more honest than that.

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