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UFC 182 Recap: Jon Jones Retains His Light Heavyweight Title

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The UFC kicked off 2015 with a bang Saturday night, as UFC 182 went down from Las Vegas.

In a bout that has been fueled through interviews and social media since the summer, Jon Jones successfully defended his light heavyweight title with a decision victory over Daniel Cormier. “Bones” was awarded the fight on all three scorecards, taking four of the five rounds with him.

After, he admitted that he was being “classless” because of his utter distaste for Cormier.

Donald Cerrone earned a decision victory over Myles Jury in the co-main event, while Brad Tavares, Kyoji Horiguchi and Hector Lombard all did the same in their respective main card bouts.

Paul Felder landed just the third spinning back-fist knockout in UFC history to conclude the prelims, flooring Danny Castillo in the second round. That followed finishes by Cody Garbrandt and Shawn Jordan.

Evan Dunham, Omari Akhmedov and Marion Reneau also earned wins, as all three picked up decisions.

Complete results can be found below:

Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) to remain the UFC light heavyweight champion

Donald Cerrone def. Myles Jury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Brad Tavares def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Louis Gaudinot via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Hector Lombard def. Josh Burkman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Paul Felder def. Danny Castillo via KO (spinning back-fist) at 2:09 of Round 2

Cody Garbrandt def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (strikes) at 4:50 of Round 3

Shawn Jordan def. Jared Cannonier via TKO (strikes) at 2:57 of Round 1

Evan Dunham def. Rodrigo Damm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Omari Akhmedov def. Mats Nilsson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Marion Reneau def. Alexis Dufresne via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)