UFC bantamweight Trevin Jones bludgeoned his opponent at UFC 259 in Las Vegas. The UFC commentator Joe Rogan then told him he could celebrate with “some weed.” Watch the finish right here. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Trevin Jones bludgeoned his opponent in the second round of a bantamweight match with an uppercut and hammer-fists Saturday at the Apex in Las Vegas.
Jones fought Mario Bautista in the opening fight of UFC 259 — one of the UFC’s most significant events for months as it brought together four champions, marquee names, and top-tier contenders.
Bautista was the more active striker in the opening round, landing 40 of 56 shots (a 71% accuracy rate) that included push kicks, a knee to the body, and general punching flurries.
While Jones landed less in the first he still had considerable moments and needed only 47 seconds in the second to close the show.
An ill-timed Bautista attack was the catalyst for the finish, as he pawed with a jab and, just as he was about to throw a wild right hand over the top, Jones chinned him with a jaw-rattling uppercut with his right hand.
Rather than holster his fists, he pounced on Bautista within a second, hitting him with hammer fists from his right hand.
One, two, three, four, and five.
Then the referee intervened and it was all over — Jones got his highlight-reel knockout win.
Watch the finish right here:
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Joe Rogan tells Jones to celebrate “with some weed”
Jones said in a statement sent to Insider that his team had been rehearsing that kind of finish, as they had been anticipating Bautista’s movements on the one-two strike combo that led to his demise.
“As we watched his tape, we knew