Kick Like Jon Jones Part 2

So in a previous post I was discussing some of the kicks that Jon Jones is famous for. In this post I wanted to show one of the kicks in more detail. Here I show the chasse lateral (side kick) from the martial art Savate or the sport form, Boxe Francaise with one of the youngest highly ranked Boxe Francaise …

Kick Like Jon Jones from the UFC

I love watching Jon Jones fight in the UFC, because I find that he always has a brilliant way of introducing “new” martial arts techniques into his game. To me he is a true mixed martial artist. Recently while we were sitting around, one of the students was interested in Jones’ knee kick, thinking that it is a new kick …

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: “That’s Betrayal” edition

We most likely lost Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem this week, but at least we still have Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans. For now, at least. Let’s not jinx this. Happy Easter, Kombat! For those of you who live under a rock, or have more of a life than I do (likely!), heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem failed a …

UFC 140: Let the bodies hit the floor

It was already perhaps the most violent night in UFC history. Then came the main event at UFC 140 yesterday in Toronto; the first round, excitingly, looked like a Lyoto Machida fight. The challenger kept his distance and used his uncanny sense of timing to tag champion Jon Jones several times and do something no man has ever done in …

UFC 135: Jones taps Rampage, Koscheck KOs Hughes, Hunt takes deep breath

Jon Jones dominated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135 and did it in dynamic fashion. Once again the champ displayed a brutal striking style with kicks to the knees, spinning elbows, and long arms that he used effectively, jabbing away and sticking his palm in his opponent’s face. Jackson’s plan to test Jones’s chin didn’t pan out — the former …

UFC 128 results: Jon Jones demolishes Shogun Rua

Jon Jones lived up to the hype and then some at UFC 128, decimating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to become the youngest champ in UFC history at 23 years-old. Already some are clamouring for a super-fight with Anderson Silva, and after Jones’s amazingly dominant performance tonight against one of the best light-heavyweights (current and all-time), it’s hard to blame them. Gleison …

Video: Jon Jones and Shogun Rua, the early years

Jon Jones challenges Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the light-heavyweight championship tonight at UFC 128 in what’s shaped up to become one of the most anticipated matches we’ve seen seen in a long time (especially for this division). Last week two great fight clips popped up on the internet, one of Jones’s pro-MMA debut, and another of Rua’s third match ever, …

UFC 126 results: Anderson Silva’s KO kick and the ascension of Jon Jones

Last night’s UFC 126 didn’t feature the most exciting performances overall, but there were some really great moments, and important storylines were taken through some plot twists and exciting comclusions. Demetrious Johnson def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision Chad Mendes def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision Donald Cerrone def. Paul Kelly via submission (rear naked choke), round two Miguel …