#3 Jon Jones vs. Shogun Rua – UFC 128
At the point when amazing Light-Heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell was deposed in 2007, the title appeared to wind up a hot potato of sorts. Rampage Jackson, Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans all neglected to make a solitary fruitful safeguard, and Lyoto Machida was skilled a prevail upon ‘Shogun’ Rua in his first guard.
Shogun put things right in a rematch be that as it may, thumping Machida oblivious, and it appeared as though the UFC had discovered their new overwhelming champ. Because of his earlier achievement in PRIDE – and his UFC knockouts of Liddell and Machida – Shogun had a case to being the best 205lber in the game’s history.
Lamentably, he was sidelined for right around a year in the wake of winning the title. Upon his arrival, he should guard against Rashad Evans, however when Evans blew his knee out, the division’s hot new thing – Jon Jones – was conceded the battle.
Jones had won 6 straight UFC battles – with his solitary misfortune being an abnormal DQ to Matt Hamill in a battle that saw him devastate the wrestler – yet there was as yet an inclination that a title shot could be excessively, too early for the adolescent.
Rather, Jones disassembled Shogun more than 15 minutes, at last completing him off with a horrible blend toward the finish of the third round. It was a beating so horrible that Shogun really seemed to tap out as he went down from the strikes.
Jones had wrecked Shogun remaining, on the ground, and in the secure – the incredible Brazilian scarcely had any offense whatsoever; maybe Jones was battling a rank novice, such was the distinction inside the confine.
This was a beating on another level – maybe the most awful at any point endured by a supreme hero in UFC history.
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