Once renowned as the best pound for pound fighter on the planet. Jon Jones arguably has still yet to fill his full potential with in the octagon. Just days before his rematch with Daniel Cormier, we take a look at some of his unbelievable career statics.
Youngest Champion In The UFC.
Jon Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history when he defeated Shogun Rua. If that’s not impressive enough, Jones has also never been knocked down or submitted in an MMA contest. His only loss came by way of disqualification, due to illegal elbows on Matt Hamill. As well as being the youngest champion, Jones holds the record for the youngest ever to successfully defend a title within the UFC.
So what makes Jon Jones one of the best on the planet? Well that would be his volume and accuracy of strikes. Jones boasts a strike accuracy rate of 55.6 percent, one of the highest in the light-heavyweight division. He has also landed a total of 1,273 strikes, which are the most in the division.
Keeping it standing.
Jon Jones has only ever been taken down twice in the whole of his career. The men who achieved that feat are Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier. Jones has impeccable take down defence with him recording 94.6 percent defence rate. Jones is also one of two men who have accomplished, not one but two standing submissions within the UFC. Jon Jones could be dubbed as the legend killer as he has defeated 5 men who once held the light-heavyweight title before him. To top things off Jones is tied with the most stoppages in the light-heavyweight division, as well as holding the record for the most submission in the division.