Gus won the majority of the 25 minutes they fought, that's for certain. It all comes down to how you score round 2. The judges obviously gave it to Jones. It could have gone either way. I would have liked to have seen a split decision. If Gus wasn't so gassed and just fought better in round 5 he would have won. This fight showed how Jones and Silva have dominated simply because of the height, reach, weight advantage they enjoy over their opponents the vast majority of the time. Put a quality fighter in with similar physical attributes and notice their dominance vanish.
As much as I would have like to see Gus win, I just can't give him that fight. He really never had Jones in any real trouble other then the cut. Jones almost finished him a few times. I hate Jones but now we know he has allot of heart and a good chin. Great fight though, Gus did awesome!!!!
Rounds 1 and 2 were really close, could have gone either way.
Alex started pulling ahead in round 3.
He was doing the same in round 4, but Jones caught him at the end and took it.
Jones also won round 5. Alex was super gassed.
So Jones won 4/5. Alex 3. 1/2 were toss-ups.
I was actually really impressed with how Jones stuck in there and kept coming forward and fighting. He's mentally strong. Alex never pressed his advantages, should have thrown left hooks when separating from the clinch.