UFC 239 ‘Jones vs. Santos’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

By Adam Martin Jul 6, 2019


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Pannie Kianzad vs. Julia Avila

Round 1

The first fight of the night is a women’s bantamweight bout between Julia Avila and Pannie Kianzad. The referee is Chris Tognoni. No touch of gloves between these two. Kianzad takes the center of the Octagon right away. They clinch and Kianzad pushes Avila against the fence. Avila lands a knee to the face from the clinch and reverses position. Avila lands two more knees to the face. Kiazad reverses position and is looking for a single leg takedown but Avila stuffs it and reverses position. Avila lands a big elbow the clinch. Avila lands some nasty punches to the body and they break. Kianzad lands a nice 1-2 combination and then misses on a high kick attempt. They clinch again. Kianzad drops down for a single leg. They break and Kianzad lands a straight right on the break. Avila lands a low kick. Kianzad lands a long straight right. Jab from Kianzad. Avila lands an uppercut and has Kianzad rocked. Avila clinches Kianzad against the cage. Kianzad reverses position and Avila reverses back. Avila lands a knee to the body just before the round concludes.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Avila
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Avila
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Avila

Round 2

Round two begins. Avila clinches Kianzad against the cage, but Kianzad quickly reverses position. Avila reverses back and they break. Kianzad lands a low kick. Jab by Avila and Kianzad returns with a low kick. Avila looks to land a kick to the body but Kianzad catches it and throws Avila to the mat. Avila quickly bounces up to her feet. Kianzad misses on a spinning back fist attempt. Avila lands a nasty low kick. Kianzad lands a straight right. Avila lands a right hook and hurts Kianzad. She pushes her up against the fence and lands an elbow before they break. Kianzad lands a left hook. Straight right by Kianzad. Now Kianzad lands a left hook. Avila returns with a straight right and has Kianzad hurt badly. For some reason she clinches up with Kianzad against the cage instead of letting go with her punches. Kianzad recovers quickly and reverses position along the fence. They break and Avila lands an elbow. Avila with a front kick up the middle. Kianzad shoots for a double leg takedown but Avila stuffs it and then briefly takes the back of Kianzad, who reverses it and gets on top just before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Avila
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Avila
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Avila

Round 3

Round three begins. They touch gloves. Avila immediately lands a combination that concludes with a straight right and Kianzad lands a right hook in return. Avila lands a 1-2 combination and pushes Kianzad back against the fence. Kianzad reverses position. They break. Avila lands a straight right and drops Kianzad to the mat. Avila jumps down in the full guard of Kianzad and is able to take her back in a scramble. Avila is able to transition to the mount and then moves to the back again. Avila is looking for the rear-naked choke. Avila transitions to an arm-triangle choke and then to the back again. Kianzad is able to defend the submission attempts until the final bell but this round was all one-way traffic for Avila.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Avila (30-27 Avila)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Avila (30-27 Avila)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Avila (30-27 Avila)

The Official Result

Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre

Round 1

Next up is a welterweight bout between Ismail Naurdiev and Chance Rencountre. The referee is Mark Smith. No touch of gloves. Naurdiev takes the center of the Octagon right away. Recountre lands a low kick and Naurdiev returns with a kick to the body. Naurdiev with another kick to the body but Rencountre catches it. They clinch up and Rencountre throws Naurdiev to the mat and he gets right back up. Rencountre with another kick to the body. Rencountre looks for a body lock takedown but Naurdiev reverses position and ends up on top. They get back to their feet. Naurdiev nearly lands a high kick. He clinches with Rencountre and knees hm to the body. Naurdiev lands a nasty body kick. Rencountre grabs a leg and is looking for a single leg takedown and gets it. Rencountre is smothering Naurdiev on the mat in the corner of the Octagon. Rencountre moves into half guard and is looking to get into arm-triangle choke position. Rencountre ends the round in a dominant position on top.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre

Round 2

Round two begins. Rencountre pushes forward and catches a body kick by Naurdiev and follows him to the mat. Rencountre immediately takes the back of Naurdiev. Rencountre has Naurdiev flattened out and he’s looking to get the rear-naked choke. Rencountre is landing hard punches to the head of Naurdiev from back mount. Naurdiev is able to regain half guard. Rencountre remains heavy on top landing ground and pound. Rencountre has been on top in half guard for almost the whole round. This has been a dominant round for Rencountre and Naurdiev is going to need a finish in the third round if he wants to win the fight.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-8 Rencountre
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-8 Rencountre
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre

Round 3

Round three begins. Rencountre lands a kick to the body. He immediately shoots for a double leg takedown but Naurdiev defends it and shakes him loose. Rencountre shoots for another double leg but Naurdiev stuffs it. Naurdiev lands a knee to the face as Rencountre shoots for another double leg. Rencountre gets him down briefly but Naurdiev uses the whizzer to get back up. Rencountre moves forward and Naurdiev lands a flying knee and then a straight right behind it. Rencountre clinches Naurdiev against the fence and is looking for a single leg takedown. Naurdiev defends it and they break. Rencountre drops down for another single leg takedown and can’t get it but he transitions to take the back of Naurdiev. Rencountre has Naurdiev flattened out on the mat now and is pounding him in the face. Naurdiev turns and Rencountre has full mount. Naurdiev is able to regain half guard. Rencountre jams Naurdiev up against the corner of the cage. Naurdiev is able to get back to his feet and the referee breaks the clinch. Naurdiev shoots for a double leg takedown and gets it but it’s far too late as the fight is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre (30-26 Rencountre)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre (30-26 Rencountre)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rencountre (30-27 Rencountre)

The Official Result

Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Jack Marshman vs. Edmen Shahbazyan

Round 1

The next fight is a middleweight bout between Jack Marshman and Edmen Shahbazyan. The referee is Marc Goddard. Shahbazyan takes the center of the Octagon and lands a low kick right away. He lands a straight right. Body kick by Shahbazyan. He changes levels and shoots for a single leg takedown and completes it. Shahbazyan is landing some vicious ground and pound right now. Shahbazyan moves into side control and then transitions to the back. He has Marshman flattened out and gets the rear-naked choke. That was quick!

The Official Result

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1, 1:12

Alejandro Perez vs. Yadong Song

Round 1

It’s time for a bantamweight bout between Alejandro Perez and Yadong Song. The referee is Herb Dean. They touch gloves and the fight is on. Perez takes the center of the Octagon and lands a straight right. Song gets inside and lands a left hook. He lands another left hook over the top. Song lands a counter straight right as Perez moves towards him. Perez lands a jab and Song returns with a left hook. Perez lands a low kick and drops his hands as Song capitalizes and lands a brutal counter overhand right that sendings Perez flying to the canvas. Song lands some nasty ground and pound and the referee jumps in and saves Perez from any further damage. Tremendous finish by Song.

The Official Result

Yadong Song def. Alejandro Perez via KO (Punches) R1, 2:04

Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos

Round 1

Up next is a women’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Randa Markos. The referee is Jason Herzog. No touch of gloves between these two. Gadelha takes the center of the cage with Markos circling on the outside. Gadelha tags Markos with a straight right. Markos lands a left hook and Gadelha returns with one of her own. Gadelha lands a straight right and Markos returns with a left hook. Gadelha lands an uppercut. Markos with a low kick and Gadelha returns with a left hook. Gadelha lands a 1-2 combination. Gadelha lands a low kick and Markos returns with a straight right. Gadelha nearly lands a massive head kick. Markos blocks it and pushes forward and lands a straight right. Jab by Gadelha. They clinch and both fighters land uppercuts before breaking. Gadelha with another 1-2 combination. Markos with a straight right. They clinch and Markos lands a knee to the body and straight right on the break just before the round ends.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha

Round 2

Round two begins. Gadelha attempts a high kick but Markos blocks it. Markos with a low kick. Markos with a jab. Gadelha lands a combination punctuated with a straight right. Gadelha bursts forward and lands a left hook. Markos moves forward and lands a straight right. They exchange jabs. Gadelha lands a straight right. They clinch and Markos lands a short right hook before the break. Markos just misses landing a spinning back fist. Gadelha lands an overhand right. Markos with an uppercut. Gadelha changes levels and shoots for a double leg takedown. Markos defends it and the round is over. Uneventful round.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha

Round 3

Round three begins. Gadelha once again takes the center of the Octagon. Gadelha is stalking Markos. She lands a straight right. Markos connects with a jab. Uppercut by Gadelha and a left hook behind it. Markos with a jab. She walks forward and lands a straight right and Gadelha counters with one of her own. Not much is happening right now. Markos lands a low kick and Gadelha counters with an overhand right. Gadelha with a body kick and then a straight right behind it. Barely anything happened in this round, and overall it was just a bad fight to watch. The crowd is booing both the fighters and we are off to the scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha (30-27 Gadelha)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha (30-27 Gadelha)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Gadelha (30-27 Gadelha)

The Official Result

Claudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez

Round 1

It’s time for a bantamweight bout between Marlon Vera and Nohelin Hernandez. The referee is Chris Tognoni. No touch of gloves between these two. Hernandez starts things off with a low kick. Vera returns with one of his own. Vera lands another nasty low kick. Hernandez throws a body kick but Vera catches it and throws him to the mat. Vera immediately transitions to the back of Hernandez. Vera has a tight body triangle and is punching Hernandez in the head as he looks to get the rear-naked choke. Vera transitions to an armbar and Hernandez could be in trouble. Vera is now working on an arm crush and loses it. Hernandez is now on top and is landing heavy ground and pound on Vera’s face. This round turned around quickly. Hernandez is landing heavy punches but the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Vera
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Vera
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Vera

Round 2

Round two begins. Hernandez lands a punch to the body. Vera lands a kick to the body. Hernandez lands a left hook and has Vera covering up a bit. Hernandez with a quick head kick. He then lands some punches to the body of Vera. Now Vera lands a low kick. Hernandez shoots for a double leg takedown and completes it. Hernandez is on top of Vera in his butterfly guard. Vera is now working for an armbar off his back. Hernandez lands some heavy punches from the top and then stands up. Vera gets back up. Now Vera is pushing forward and lands a brutal knee to the face of a ducking Hernandez that knocks Hernandez to the mat. Vera lands on top of him in the mount and quickly takes his back and gets the rear-naked choke. Great finish by Vera.

The Official Result

Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernadez via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2, 3:25

Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen

Round 1

The final preliminary card bout is a featherweight bout between Gilbert Melendez and Arnold Allen. The referee is Marc Goddard. No touch of gloves. Allen takes the center of the cage. Allen lands a low kick and Melendez returns fire with a straight right. Allen lands a straight right and Melendez misses on a counter of his own. Allen lands a left hook to the body. Another left hook to the body by Allen. Melendez misses landing an overhand right. Straight left by Allen is blocked by Melendez. Allen with a low kick and Melendez lands a counter right hook. Allen lands a low kick that knocks Melendez to the mat but he gets right back up. Allen lands a kick to the body. Melendez lands a straight right. Allen with a brutal left hook to the body. He has Melendez hurt now. Allen with a high kick. Melendez shoots for a double leg but Allen stuffs it with ease. Allen with a low kick. Straight left by Allen. Another straight left by Allen and he has Melendez hurt and he clinches him along the fence. Allen with another high kick that’s blocked. Allen with another left hook. He has Melendez shelled up. This round was all one-way traffic for Allen.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Allen
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Allen
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Allen

Round 2

Round two begins. Melendez lands a straight right. Allen lands a high kick that Melendez blocks. Another straight left by Allen. He lands another head kick. Allen is just teeing off on Melendez with punches. Allen continues to go to the body and finish his combinations to the head of Melendez and Melendez isn’t offering much in return. Allen is just piecing apart Melendez now with his combination boxing. Melendez lands a left hook in return but Allen immediately tags him with a counter straight right. Kick to the body by Allen and then a straight left to the body. Allen tags Melendez with another straight left. He lands a kick to the body. Allen with an uppercut. This round was all Allen yet again.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Allen
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Allen
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Allen

Round 3

The third and final round begins and Melendez needs a finish if he wants to win this fight. Allen lands a kick to the body that Melendez nearly catches but Allen forces him back towards the cage. Allen now changes levels and completes a double leg takedown. Melendez gets back to his feet. Melendez lands a left hook and Allen returns with a low kick. Straight left by Allen. He lands a low kick. Melendez lands a straight right but Allen returns with a low kick. Melendez is having trouble standing up now after eating all these low kick. Straight left by Allen. Another low kick by Allen. He lands a high kick and Melendez is really wearing it now. Low kick by Allen. Melendez lands a straight right. Body kick by Allen. Now he lands a switch kick. Allen lands a front kick and he presses forward with his punches just before the end of the round. Tremendous performance tonight by Allen.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Allen (30-27 Allen)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Allen (30-27 Allen)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Allen (30-27 Allen)

The Official Result

Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez

Round 1

The first fight on the pay-per-view is a welterweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Diego Sanchez. The official in charge of the Octagon is Mark Smith. Sanchez immediately shoots for a single leg takedown and completes it but Chiesa is already looking for a guillotine choke. Chiesa transitions to the back of Sanchez and then into an armbar position off the bottom. Sanchez breaks free of the armbar and Chiesa gets back to his feet. He throws Sanchez to the floor. Sanchez gets back up but Chiesa starts teeing off on Sanchez against the cage with his knees. Sanchez changes position. Chiesa uses a body lock takedown to take Sanchez to the mat. Chiesa takes his back and puts a body lock triangle around his body. Chiesa is looking for a rear-naked choke now. Sanchez breaks free. Chiesa still has the body triangle and is elbowing Sanchez in the ear to soften him up. Sanchez manages to break free from the rear-naked choke attempt by Chiesa. But Chiesa immediately gets back on top of Sanchez in his guard. Chiesa finishes the round pushing Sanchez against the corner of the Octagon.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa

Round 2

Round two begins. Chiesa immediately bulldozes Sanchez and throws him to the mat. Chiesa is in side control and looking for an arm-triangle choke. Chiesa moves into mount. He’s punching Sanchez in the face and now has him up against the fence. Chiesa lands a big elbow. He starts teeing off of Sanchez with punches and then dumps him to the mat. Chiesa is just flowing on the mat and moving into different dominant positions on top of Sanchez. Chiesa now takes the back of Sanchez once again. He has Sanchez completely flattened out and is pounding him in the face with punches and elbows. Chiesa is now looking for a neck crank but Sanchez gets out of it and stands back up clinching Chiesa against the fence. Chiesa jumps on top of Sanchez and looks to take his back once again. He switches to a kimura and then to back control once again but he can’t complete the submission. Another dominant round for Chiesa.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Chiesa

Round 3

Round three begins. They touch gloves. Sanchez moves forward with a right hook. Chiesa changes levels and takes Sanchez to the ground easily with a single leg. Chiesa once again transitions to the back of Sanchez. Now Sanchez manages to break free and he clinches Chiesa against the fence. Chiesa throws Sanchez back down to the mat. Chiesa is just controlling Sanchez right now. Once again Chiesa takes the back of Sanchez. Chiesa is punching Sanchez in the face and elbowing him while in back mount. Chiesa transitions to half guard and continues to punch Sanchez in the face. Chiesa takes the back again. While Chiesa didn’t get the submission, he dominated Sanchez this entire fight.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-8 Chiesa (30-26 Chiesa)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-8 Chiesa (30-26 Chiesa)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-8 Chiesa (30-26 Chiesa)

The Official Result

Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz

Round 1

Next up is a light heavyweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Jan Blachowicz. The referee is Herb Dean. No touch of gloves. Rockhold starts off with a high kick. Then he lands a kick to the body and a straight left behind it. Rockhold lands another kick to the body and then shoots for a double leg takedown. Blachowicz stuffs it and Rockhold is now looking for a body lock takedown. Rockhold switches to a single leg but Blachowicz stuffs it. Blachowicz lands a hard elbow in the clinch. Rockhold lands some knees to the body. Another hard elbow by Blachowicz. Left hook by Blachowicz on the break. Rockhold nearly lands a high kick. Rockhold with a low kick that Blachowicz checks. Low kick by Blachowicz. Kick to the body by Rockhold. Straight right, left hook combination by Blachowicz lands. Low kick by Blachowicz. Kick to the body by Blachowicz. Rockhold misses landing a high kick. Blachowicz with a straight right. Rockhold with a spinning back kick to the body. Blachowicz lands a high kick right at the buzzer that hurts Rockhold but the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Blachowicz
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Rockhold
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Rockhold

Round 2

Round two begins. Rockhold presses forward and gets caught with a counter left hook by Blachowicz. Now Blachowicz lands a low kick. Straight right by Blachowicz. Low kick by Blachowicz and that one hurt. Rockhold pushes forward and clinches Blachowicz against the fence. Blachowicz lands an uppercut from the clinch. Blachowicz with a knee to the body. They break. Blachowicz lands a brutal left hook that drops Rockhold to the canvas. He rushes in and lands some heavy punches on the ground but this fight is over. Huge win for Blachowicz.

The Official Result

Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold via KO (Punches) R2, 1:39

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

Round 1

It’s time for a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren. The referee is Jason Herzog. Masvidal immediately flies across the Octagon and lands a brutal flying knee that knocks Askren out cold. It’s the fastest knockout in UFC history. Unbelievable!

The Official Result

Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren via KO (Flying Knee) R1, 0:05

UFC Women's Bantamweight Title Fight:
Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm

Round 1

The co-main event is next, a five-round bout for the UFC women’s bantamweight title between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Holly Holm. The referee is Marc Goddard. The first round begins. They touch gloves. Nunes with a kick to the body. Holm returns with a low kick. Nunes with a kick to the body and then a low kick. Holm lands a jab that wobbles Nunes. Now Nunes lands an overhand right but Holm circles away. Low kick by Nunes. Holm lands a low kick. Nunes with a high kick that is partially blocked. Straight right by Nunes. Kick to the thigh by Nunes. Holm rushes in and lands an uppercut. They clinch and Nunes land some knees to the body and then a trip takedown but Holm gets right back up. Nunes with a low kick. Holm lands a kick to the body. Nunes lands a left hook. Kick to the body by Nunes. Now she lands a brutal head kick that knocks Holm to the mat. Nunes follows her down and lands some brutal punches before the referee steps in and saves Holm from any further punishment. Unreal.

The Official Result

Amanda Nunes def. Holly Holm via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) R1, 4:10

UFC Light Heavyweight Title Fight:
Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos

Round 1

It’s now time for the main event, a five-round fight for the UFC light heavyweight title between champion Jon Jones and challenger Thiago Santos. The referee is Herb Dean. Jones lands a front kick right away, then an oblique kick. Santos returns with a low kick that seems to hurt Jones. Now Jones lands a low kick. Santos lands a low kick. Another low kick by Santos. He throws another low kick that Jones catches. Santos with another low kick. Jones goes high with a kick but Santos blocks it. Another low kick by Santos. He is really starting to go to town with these. Santos moves forward and lands a right hook that knocks the mouthpiece of Jones out. Time is called and they touch gloves after Jones puts it back in. Santos lands a powerful right hook. Santos lands a straight left. Jones with a spinning back kick. Santos with another low kick. Jones lands a low kick now. Jones with a spinning heel kick to the head that grazes Santos and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Santos
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Santos
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Santos

Round 2

Round two begins. Santos with another low kick. Jones moves in and Santos catches him with some short hooks but Jones moves away. Santos follows and lands a kick to the body. Santos with another low kick. Santos with a head kick that’s blocked. Jones with a jab. Santos with a nasty kick to the body. Jones lands a kick to the body and Santos slips to the mat. Jones with a low kick. Front kick by Jones. Left straight to the body by Santos. Now he lands a right hook and a straight left. Santos lands a kick to the body. Jones lands a kick to the body. Santos pushes forward with his punches but Jones avoids them and the round is soon over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Jones
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Jones
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Jones

Round 3

Round three begins. Santos lands a high kick that is partially blocked by Jones. Now Jones lands a low kick. Santos returns with one of his own. Santos with a heavy body kick. Santos lands a combination of punches that pushes Jones backwards but it doesn’t phase him. Now Jones stuns Santos with an ebow. Jones goes in for a flying knee but falls down. He immediately gets back up. Jones with a low kick. Santos with a low kick and then a left hook. Santos with a kick to the body. Santos goes up high but Jones blocks it. Jones with a spinning back kick. Kick to the body by Santos. Jones lands a high kick. Now Jones lands a low kick, and then a body kick. Jones goes up high now. Another low kick by Jones. Santos lands a low kick. Santos with another low kick. Jones with a spinning back elbow that just misses and the round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Jones
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Jones
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Jones

Round 4

We have entered the championship rounds as round four starts. Santos comes out with a low kick. He lands a straight left and pushes forward but Jones moves away. Spinning back kick to the body by Jones. Now Jones just misses on landing a spinning wheel kick. Jones with another low kick. Santos goes up high but it just grazes Jones. Santos with a straight left. Santos with a low kick. Jones just misses landing an uppercut. Jones with another low kick. Santos lands a low kick. Jones with a superman punch. Another low kick by Santos. He lands another. The round is over.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Santos
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Jones
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Jones

Round 5

Round five begins and the winner of this round may take the belt home tonight. Santos with a kick to the body. Santos lands a left hook. They exchange low kicks. Santos with another nasty low kick. Santos with a double jab. Santos with a straight left that pushes Jones backwards. Jones eats it. Santos lands another kick to the body. Jones lands a low kick. Jones with a jab. Another low kick by Jones. Santos lands a low kick. Jones returns with one of his own. Santos lands a nasty low kick. Jones lands another low kick. Once again Santos returns fire with a left hook. Santos pushes forward and lands a straight left. Jones with a jab. Jones goes to land a front kick but Santos catches it and throws him away. Santos with another low kick. He slips but gets right back up. Jones with a low kick. Santos with a low kick. The round and fight are now over and we head off to the scorecards.

Sherdog Scores

Adam Martin scores the round: 10-9 Santos (48-47 Santos)
Cole Shelton scores the round: 10-9 Jones (49-46 Jones)
Tyler Treese scores the round: 10-9 Jones (49-46 Jones)

The Official Result

Jon Jones def. Thiago Santos via Split Decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
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