Born in New York, Jon Jones is widely considered one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
He is coming off a long layoff, but recently came back strong to quickly assert his dominance in the UFC once again.
Jones has had 29 career MMA fights. Overall, he is 27-1 with one no contest and his only loss was by disqualification. In the UFC, Jones has a record of 21-1 with one no contest.
Jones burst onto the scene in April of 2008 when he beat Brad Bernard by TKO in the first round during an event called “FFP - Untamed 20”. He went on to start his career 6-0 with all six fights ending by finish.
Just four months later in August of 2008, Jones made his UFC debut, where he beat Andre Gusmao by unanimous decision.
His only loss was in December of 2009 when he was disqualified against Matt Hamill due to illegal elbows.
Of Jones’ 27 career wins, 10 have come by KO/TKO, seven have come by submission, and 10 have been by decision.
Originally scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic in the Main Event during UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden on November 11th, 2023, Jones had to pull out of the fight due to a torn pectoral tendon that required surgery.
This will keep him out for the foreseeable future and it is currently unknown when he will be back in the octagon.
Jones’ most recent fight was against Ciryl Gane in March of 2023 during UFC 285 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This was his first fight back in the UFC after a long three-year layoff, while it was also his first career fight in the heavyweight division. On top of that, this was not just a normal heavyweight fight because it was also for the UFC heavyweight title.
It was clear in the first few minutes that Jones had not missed a beat as he quickly went to work against a very good opponent in Gane. This fight lasted just over two minutes and Jones only needed two takedowns to finish Gane by submission via Guillotine Choke.
Jones was born on July 19th, 1987, in Rochester, New York. He is 36 years old.
Jones is currently listed at 248 pounds, is 6ft 4in tall and has a reach of 84.5 inches.
Jones had to pull out of a fight against Stipe Miocic due to a torn pectoral tendon that required surgery, and he will be out of action for the foreseeable future.
He actually did not begin training for the MMA at an early age, but played football as a defensive linemen and was a standout wrestler in high school. After winning a national championship in wrestling at his Community College, Jones transferred to Morrisville State College, before ultimately dropping out to focus on his MMA career.
Originally, Jones competed in the light heavyweight division, and it was not until his most recent fight after his long layoff of over three years due to some legal troubles that he made the switch to the heavyweight division.
Once recovered from his recent torn pectoral tendon, Jones looks poised to improve his claim as the greatest UFC fighter of all-time.
Jones reportedly has a net worth of $3 million.