The Jon Jones-Rashad Evans saga

Tracing the path of how Jon Jones and Rashad Evans came to this point from 2009, co-starring Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto Machida and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Jones gets title shot

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Feb. 5, 2011: UFC 126

Jones gets title shot

Billed as a battle of unbeatens and the chance to become a top-five contender, Jones pole vaults over the entire list to become No. 1. He submitted Ryan Bader in the second round and was given a title shot in the cage a few hours after it was determined Rashad Evans couldn’t fight because of a knee injury.

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