UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort – A Night of Redemption, Dominance, and Championship Glory

UFC 152: A Night of Surprises and Triumphs

UFC 152, held on September 22, 2012, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was a night filled with excitement and surprises. The main event featured UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defending his title against former champion Vitor Belfort.

Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

Despite being a massive favorite, Jones faced a significant challenge in the first round when Belfort locked him in a tight armbar. Jones refused to tap out, and after escaping the submission, he went on to dominate the fight. In the fourth round, Jones forced Belfort to submit due to an Americana, successfully defending his title.

Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

UFC 152 also saw the crowning of the first-ever UFC Flyweight Champion. Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez fought a close battle that went the distance, with Johnson ultimately winning by a split decision.

Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann

In a middleweight bout, Michael Bisping defeated Brian Stann by unanimous decision. Bisping’s superior striking earned him the victory in a fight that did not come close to a finish.

Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett

Matt Hamill came out of retirement to face Roger Hollett in a light heavyweight bout. Hamill won by unanimous decision, but the fight was not well-received by fans.

Cub Swanson vs. Charles Oliveira

In a featherweight bout, Cub Swanson scored an impressive knockout victory over Charles Oliveira in the first round.

Other Notable Fights

The undercard featured several exciting finishes, including Kyle Noke’s TKO victory over Charlie Brenneman, Mitch Gagnon’s submission win over Walel Watson, and Seth Baczynski’s knockout of Simeon Thoresen.

Overall, UFC 152 was a memorable event that showcased the skills and determination of the fighters involved. From Jon Jones’ triumphant title defense to the crowning of the first Flyweight Champion, the night was filled with thrilling moments that will be remembered by MMA fans for years to come.


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