Commentary

Jones' star burning brighter than ever

Originally Published: September 26, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

From Jon "Bones" Jones' successful UFC title defense over Quinton Jackson to a series of explosive knockouts in Bellator to the next chapter in Japanese mixed martial arts, the busiest fight weekend in a long time did not disappoint.

The focus, of course, featured Jones-Jackson during UFC 135 on Saturday in Denver. While the title fight offered excellence (Jones) and some mediocrity (Jackson), the card as a whole did not necessarily produce the best action. Not to worry; Bellator 51 and Dream 17 both featured the beginning of unaffiliated bantamweight tournaments, which helped round out this week's grades.

Spanning "A" to "F," the weekend produced something for everyone:

Josh Gross covers MMA for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at JoshGrossESPN.

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