Commentary

Jones adds wrinkle to bag of tricks

Originally Published: September 24, 2012
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Rejoice, the Report Card is back. That obviously means we had fights over the weekend, and UFC 152 in Toronto provided plenty to dissect.

The continued maturation of Jon Jones tops the list. Right there is Demetrious Johnson's triumph to become the first UFC champion at 125 pounds.

On the whole, UFC 152 was a good event. The undercard was especially compelling. And the final three bouts of the night all delivered.

For those fighters who didn't get a grade mention, a couple of notes.

Marcus Brimage was on point against Jimy Hettes. He took advantage of a cocky kid who fought with his hands down and moved backward in a straight line. Also, Seth Baczynski continued his climb with a slick knockout of Simeon Thoresen. Similarly, fellow welterweight Kyle Noke stunned Charlie Brenneman, who made a lot of noise complaining about Jon Jones' influence over the cancellation of UFC 151.

Anyhow, we've had just about enough of that story. On to the fights that actually happened.