Maybe you tuned in or maybe you missed it, but this past Saturday saw what many are heralding as one of the greatest mixed martial arts battles to ever occur in the cage at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The event was UFC 165, and the main event saw a heretofore dominant light-heavyweight champ in Jon Jones defend his belt in what turned out to be the fight of his life. Challenger Alexander Gustfsson – a towering Swede with excellent boxing skills – out-performed all expectations in a bout that was an instant classic, and though he lost the unanimous decision, both his and Jones’ stock rose immeasurably when all was said and done. Here are some pics of the action, courtesy of USA Today Sports Images and photographer Tom Szczerbowski:
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