UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux – Results, Recap and Videos

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux – Results, Recap and Videos
By PDG Staff

 

On Saturday night, April 23, 2016, the UFC returned to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 197: Jones vs Saint Preux. The event was supposed to feature a grudge match for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship between former Jon Jones and current title holder Daniel Cormier but injury forced the latter off of the card and Ovince Saint Preux was a late addition to the card. In the co-main event of the evening, the undisputed P4P king of mixed martial arts Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson put his UFC Flyweight Title on the line against undefeated Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo. Also on the main card of the event was a striking track meet featuring Edson Barboza versus Anthony Pettis and a middleweight clash between Robert Whittaker and Rafael Natal. The evening’s pay-per-view portion of the event kicked off with featherweights, as Yair Rodriguez put his four-fight winning streak on the line against Andre Fili.
 

UFC 197: Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux – Highlights:


 

UFC 197: Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – Highlights:


 

UFC 197: Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza – Highlights:


 

UFC 197: Dana White – Post Event Interview and Recap:


 

UFC 197: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights:


 

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux – Official Results:

Main Card (Pay-Per-View):

Jon Jones def. Ovince Saint Preux via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-45, 50-45) – Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout
Demetrious Johnson (c) def. Henry Cejudo via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 (2:45) – UFC Flyweight Title Bout
Edson Barboza def. Anthony Pettis via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Robert Whittaker def. Rafael Natal via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Yair Rodriguez def. Andre Fili via KO (LHK) Round 2 (2:15)
 
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1):

Sergio Pettis def. Chris Kelades via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Danny Roberts def. Dominique Steele via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Carla Esparza def. Juliana Lima via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
James Vick def. Glaico Franca via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
 
Preliminary Card (UFC FIGHT PASS):

Walt Harris def. Cody East via TKO (Punches) Round 1 (4:18)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Clint Hester via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Round 1 (4:35)
Kevin Lee def. Efrain Escudero via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
 

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