They say you aren’t a true champion until you’ve defended your title at least once.

Well now we can call Jon Jones, the true lightweight champion of UFC because he successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight belt on Saturday night at UFC 135 at the Pepsi Center when he submitted Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (rear naked choke) at 1:14 of the fourth round.

Jones was awarded $75,000 from Dana White after the event for fight of the night honors. Jones will next defend his belt against his former friend Rashad Evans in a future UFC event.


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