Maybe Bones Jones is on a level we can’t even quantify. The dude is thanking God through Twitter and seeing the future while handling MMA legends at the tender age of 23. It’s no wonder Rampage admitted to being mesmerized by Jones. I wonder at what point in tonight’s fight the awe kicked in for Page and he just went wide eyed? Maybe it was in the first few seconds when Bones Jones did that weird dance in the middle of the cage?
You almost have to admit that this might be the best anyone has ever done against Bones, Rampage stuffed numerous trips and takedowns throughout the fight, but at the end of the day that one Sport Science featuring Bones proved to be the most deciding factor; that 11.5 inch reach advantage was an absolute nightmare for Rampage to get into. Aside from defending from takedowns and eating leg kicks, Rampage did little in the striking department, getting a couple of body shots in here and there while against the cage, but for the most part Page was always on the defensive or trying to be on the offensive and eating shots for his efforts.
The first championship round for Bones Jones went just like every round he has ever had: in complete control. Bones eventually muscles Rampage down, hops to his back, sinks in a couple of hooks and makes him tap with the rear naked choke.