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LAS VEGAS, Nev. Will Dissly Jersey . - Light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones won a five-round grudge match with Daniel (DC) Cormier at UFC 182 on Saturday night, coming on strong in the later rounds of a gruelling, relentless fight often contested in the clinch.Cormier moved forward like a land shark in the early rounds. But Jones looked fresher in the fourth and fifth rounds, controlling the tired challenger and blunting his arsenal.All three judges scored it 49-46 for Jones, who made his eighth straight successful title defence. FightMetric had Jones leading Cormier 92-58 in significant strikes, connecting more in every round but the second.All the crap (Cormier) talks, it motivated me, Jones said after the fight while wearing a T-shirt that read Unbroken.I do not like DC, he added.Said Cormier: I know I lost and Jon won.Both fighters were classy at the post-fight news conference, with Cormier wiping away tears as he said he would be back.Jones (21-1) and Cormier (15-1) each earned US$50,000 bonuses for fight of the night.The bad blood between the two made the showdown one of the UFCs most anticipated in recent memory. UFC president Dana White said the card drew more than 750,000 pay-per-view buys. The arena gate was $3.7 million.Jones immediate future is a date with the winner of the bout between No. 1 contender Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson and No. 3 Anthony (Rumble) Johnson. After that, there arent too many challenges left in the division.In the co-main event before 11,575 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, veteran lightweight Donald (Cowboy) Cerrone schooled the previous unbeaten Myles (Fury) Jury in a unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) decision.Cormier, wearing a T-shirt saying King of the Grind, walked out first to Right Above It By Lil Wayne and Drake. His cornermen wore Break Bones T-shirts.The challenger entered the cage to cheers.Then came Jones, a champion who has yet to win over many fans despite his dominance in the cage. He came in to mostly boos and a mix that included Nellys Hot in Here and The Champ is Here by Jadakiss.Cormier paced in the cage as the relaxed champion, showing a few dance steps along the way, entered the arena. Burly security officials kept themselves between the two 205-pound fighters before the introductions.The two touched gloves, after a brief delay, and then went at it.The five-foot-11 Cormier, ranked second among light-heavyweight contenders, was giving up five inches in height and 12 in reach.Cormier said he would come right at Jones and he did. But Jones gave as good as he got, kicking Cormiers feet out from under him.They exchanged blows in the clinch. When they separated, Jones scored with body punches. The champion thrust his arm in the air as the round ended.In the second, Jones stuffed a takedown. Cormier continued to go for the clinch, blood oozing from his face as he tried to dirty-box Jones, who countered with short elbows. The crowd chanted DC as the challenger got Jones attention with uppercuts.Use your wrestling with the dog-fighting, Cormiers coach Javier Mendez yelled between rounds.Cormier was poked in the eye in third, promoting a delay. The crowd booed as they saw the replay of Jones hand in Cormiers face. Jones apologized.Again, the action was intense and often in-close. Cormier scored with blows near the end of the round, with Jones pulling guard as it ended.Jones took Cormier down twice in the fourth at the fence, the first takedowns in Cormiers UFC career. He eventually got back up but looked tired as Jones leaned on him. The champion began to control the clinch and dumped Cormier on his back as the round ended.Cormier turned it up as the fight ended. He picked Jones up and slammed him to the canvas in the final minute but the champion got right back up.Jones converted three of five takedowns while Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, was one of eight.Referee Herb Dean had to separate the two as the horn sounded, with Cormier seemingly launching a late punch. Jones put his arms in the air, while an exhausted Cormier leaned against the fence.Both men came into the fight unbeaten, although Jones has a loss by disqualification on his record. That came in December 2009 for an illegal elbow that was thrown when opponent Matt (The Hammer) Hamill was beaten and broken.The two fighters came to blows at a news conference in August, a melee that left a security official with a broken rib and both fighter facing fines and community service. The bad blood has continued to boil since their first meeting, when Cormier insisted Jones disrespected him. Jones disputes that view, saying Cormier took offence at a joke.While the two kept their cool at Fridays weigh-in, the war of words continued backstage.The 27-year-old Jones stepped into the cage having ruled the 205-pound division for 1,386 days, a record in the weight class. He had won 11 straight, the longest active streak in the UFC.The 35-year-old Cormier, who won the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix tournament, came into the bout having outstruck all his opponents in the UFC and Strikeforce.The 31-year-old Cerrone, ranked fourth among lightweight contenders, came into the fight having won five in a row. No. 8 Jury had won six straight in the UFC.Jury took Cerrone down early but found himself in deep water after Cerrone, following an omoplata submission attempt from the bottom, reversed position and took Jurys back. Jury fought off a rear-naked choke and then an armbar as the round ended.Cerrone (26-6 with one no contest) stalked Jury for the next two rounds, lashing him with kicks while stuffing takedowns. He landed a head kick on Jury (15-1) in the third, drawing oohs from the crowd.Jury finished the fight on his back, eating eight vicious leg kicks from Cerrone, who clearly wanted to make a statement against the highly touted 26-year-old.Welterweight Hector Lombard, a 12-1 favourite, won a unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) decision over Josh (The Peoples Warrior) Burkman, who took a pounding as the bout wore on. Burkmans right leg looked like someone had taken a hammer to it.The 36-year-old Lombard, a five-foot-11 slab of muscle ranked sixth among welterweight contenders, competed for Cuba in judo at the 2000 Olympics. Lombard (35-4-1 with one no contest) showed a lot of tools and savvy in handling Burkman.Burkmans last outing in the UFC was in 2008. The 34-year-old from Utah went 9-2 outside the organization to earn his ticket back against a fighter that few wanted to face.Burkman (28-11) backed himself in the fight, betting US$1,000 that he would stage the upset. Had he disposed of Lombard, he would have gone home some $5,000 richer, money he planned to use to start a college fund for a second son due Jan. 10.I had the worst camp of my life, said Burkman. I sprained my ankle, I hurt my hip, dislocated a rib and got sick so I had to go on antibiotics. But Im a man of my word and I signed to fight Hector Lombard and thats exactly what I did.The UFC allows fighters to bet on themselves to win.After the fight, Lombard said he would like to fight Canadian Rory MacDonald next.Japans Kyoji Horiguchi, ranked 11th among flyweight contenders, put on a crisp performance in dispatching Louis (Goodnight) Gaudinot (6-4 with one no contest) via a unanimous (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) decision. Horiguchi (15-1) extended his winning streak to nine, including four straight in the UFC.Brad Tavares (13-4) handled veteran middleweight Nate (The Great) Marquardt (36-13-2) with relative ease in winning a unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) decision that did not merit the boos from the crowd. Tavares peppered the 35-year-old Marquardt, a former Strikeforce welterweight champion who is back at 185 pounds, with jabs and kicks in an impressive outing. Marquardts left thigh was covered by ugly red welts after his 18th UFC fight.There were impressive performances on the undercard from lightweight Paul (The Irish Dragon) Felder and bantamweight Cody (No Love) Garbrandt.Felder (10-0) knocked out veteran lightweight Danny (Last Call) Castillo (17-8) with a spectacular spinning back fist at 2:09 of the second round. Castillo, knocked out cold, eventually had to be helped onto a stool.He earned a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night.Felder, from Philadelphia, won a split decision over Canadian Jason Saggo in Halifax last time out.Garbrandt (6-0) knocked out Marcus (The Bama Beast) Brimage with 10 seconds remaining in an all-action 135-pound fight.The 23-year-old Garbrandt, who went 32-1 as an amateur boxer, floored Brimage (7-4) with a left and a right in the third-latest stoppage of a three-round UFC bantamweight fight. He said later he thought he broke his hand in the first round.Heavyweight Shawn Jordan also picked up a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night in a KO win over Jared Cannonier.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter Barkevious Mingo Jersey . It will be their 15th head-to-head meeting and fourth in the post-season (Sunday at 2pm et/11am pt on CTV) and for his part, Brady isnt downplaying just how big the game is for him. "Im excited - Its everything you could ask for as an athlete," the New England Patriots quarterback told WEEI Radio in Boston on Monday. Rashaad Penny Jersey . -- Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe scored in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinals series on Saturday night. . Siddikur, who led on all four days and took a four-stroke lead going into the final day, bogeyed four out of six holes starting at the sixth and continued a forgettable last round in which he returned a three-over 75 to finish with a 14-under 274.DENVER - Patrick Roy returned to the Colorado Avalanche to restore the glory years he helped forge, and hes enjoying the ride with a young team playing at a high level. Nick Holden scored two goals, Ryan OReilly had a goal and an assist and the Avalanche rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3 on Sunday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 31 shots and Erik Johnson and Tyson Barrie also scored for the Avalanche, who have won two straight. Roy helped lead Colorado to two Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001 as the goaltender with a dynamic offence in front of him. Now as the coach, hes bringing back memories of that era. "You ask me what reminds me of the Avalanche of the past, thats the type of hockey we were playing," he said. "And thats the way were playing right now." Those championship teams also featured goal-scoring defencemen, something lacking from last years squad. Colorados blue-liners had just five goals in 48 games a year ago. The Avalanche got four goals from its defence Sunday, including Johnsons first in his return from a two-game suspension for a slash on New York Islanders centre Frans Nielsen three weeks ago. "Its tough sitting out, and to be able to come back and contribute and help the team win is fun," he said. Johnson scored the go-ahead goal at 16:05 of the third when he pinched in to steal the puck and then sent a low shot past 6-foot-7 goalie Ben Bishop from along the boards. "I know (Bishop) from St. Louis, and I shot at him a lot," Johnson said. "Hes obviously a big guy and he doesnt give you a lot of room. Sometimes, big guys like that, you throw it at their feet and they dont see it." Nate Thompson had two goals, Tom Pyatt also scored and Bishop finished with 29 saves for the Lightning, who had four penalties in the last 21:28 of the game. "The penalties killed us," centre Alex Killorn said. "Six minutes where we didnt play in their zone." Holden tied it with a power-playy goal at 5:12 of the third. Alex McGough Seahawks Jersey. It was Colorados sixth power-play goal in the past three games. Holden notched his second two-goal game when he scored into an empty net with 53 seconds remaining. Paul Stastny added another with 6.3 seconds left. "This is a tough one," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Tied game with under five minutes to go. I thought we were getting points from this one. We let them slip out of our hands." Thompson has eight goals, and four of them have come in a pair of two-goal games. He got his first one Sunday when he beat Varlamov on the short side 6:40 into the second period to tie it at 2. Later in the period, he sent a wrister at Varlamov that settled in the crease, and then he skated through to knock it in at 17:37. The Lightning missed an opportunity to move into second place in the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference after Colorados late-game eruption. "I think were going through a little bit of a rough patch," Thompson said. "A couple breakdowns there at the end and they end up in the back of the net, unfortunately." Colorado stayed within three points of St. Louis in the Central Division with the win. The Blues beat Phoenix on Sunday. The game was scoreless for most of the first period despite plenty of chances. Lightning centre Vladislav Namestnikov had two of them and Colorado centre Matt Duchene was stopped on a breakaway. Tampa Bay finally cashed in when Pyatt scored at 16:49 of the first. Barrie tied it 30 seconds later with a shot between Bishops legs, and OReilly gave Colorado a 2-1 lead with his 23rd of the season 1:42 later. NOTES: Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon finished with two assists. ... Tampa Bay C Valtteri Filppula missed his fourth straight game with a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle. ... MacKinnon extended his points streak to 11 games. Its the longest streak by a rookie since Stastny had one of 20 games during the 2006-07 season. 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