Review: UFC 182

A clear and deserved win for Donald Cerrone, who didn’t really look troubled by Myles Jury throughout the fight. Cerrone threatened several submissions through Round 1 and finished Round 3 with some huge leg kicks on a prone Jury. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 and it was impossible to argue with that verdict. With Pettis fighting Dos Anjos next, it will be interesting to see who Cerrone fights next.

Jon Jones retained his title against Daniel Cormier and finished with a number of takedowns. I scored the fight 49-46, along with the three judges; despite Jones celebrating at the end of Round 2, I gave that one to Cormier. The only other round that could have gone to DC was Round 3, but he didn’t do enough to take it and Jones dominated through the championship rounds. There was evidence of the dislike at the end, with Jones celebrating before time, a couple of strikes after the horn (including one that brushed Herb Dean) and Jones being less than complimentary about DC when being interviewed afterwards. Jones against the winner of Gustafsson V Johnson looks the next likely title defence.

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