Taken to the Limit in Toronto (UFC 165 Review)

The talk going in to UFC 165 surrounded the significance of the main even no matter who would win. If Alexander Gustafsson could get past Jones it would be the second time in the last few months where the #1 Pound for Pound fighter in the UFC lost his belt. It would also be the first time a European fighter held a belt in the UFC.

Return to Toronto Pays Off

The UFC returned to Toronto for the second time in a year and for the UFC it was another great success. With an attendance of 18,303 and a gate of $3.9 million plus another wild crowd who enjoyed some great fights. The best of them was the main event when Jon Jones would attempt to defend his Light Heavyweight belt against a former champion in Lyoto Machida.

UFC 135 Preview

The Title Fights are back in the UFC as they will hold at least one title fight in the next four events and it all starts with the Light Heavyweight division. The Light Heavyweight division has been the most entertaining for years with other classes either not fighting, like the Heavyweights and Lightweights, or being dominated by one athlete, Welterweight and Middleweight. The Light Heavyweight division has not had a champion hold the belt for anymore than slightly over a year since Chuck Liddell held the belt for 770 days, defending the belt 4 times. Since Liddell the belt has been held by Quinton Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Mauricio Rua, and now Jon Jones.

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