Birth Name: Jonathan Dwight Jones
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 19, 1987
Jon Jones is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has fought in the light heavyweight division, and has twice been UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall and has a background in wrestling. Jon is also proficient in striking with an unpredictable Muay Thai style. In his repertoire, Jones possesses spinning back elbows, flying knees, and dynamic takedowns.
Jon attended Junior College, where he had a decorated wrestling career, becoming an NJCAA All-American. He trained in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Greg Jackson.
Jon is one of many African-American MMA fighters gaining fame in the UFC. He is a Christian.
He has four children, including three with his former fiancée Jessie.