Jon Jones shows he's ready for more with win at UFC San Diego event
Jon Jones continued to show his potential as a future Ultimate Fighting Championship light-heavyweight champion Sunday when he dominated 39-year-old Vladimir Matyushenko in the "UFC on Versus 2" main event at the San Diego Sports Arena.
Jones scored a technical knockout of El Segundo's Matyushenko at 1:52 of the first round, mounting him and pummeling him with left elbows and forcing the referee to stop the bout.
Jones improves to 11-1 and clearly is ready for a shot at one of the UFC's elite fighters in the rich light-heavyweight division, a group that includes champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto Machida, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans.
"My goal is to become one of the best in the world," Jones said. "I hope [the UFC] kicks it up with me."
Also Sunday, Yushin Okami (26-5) gained a split-decision victory over Mark Munoz (8-2); Jake Ellenberger won by third-round stoppage over John Howard in a welterweight fight; and Takanori Gomi knocked out lightweight Tyson Griffin in the first round -- Griffin's first loss by stoppage.
-- Lance Pugmire