Alexander Gustafsson stood toe-to-toe with Jon Jones at UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday night.

Each men drew blood, But in a controversial five-round decision, Jones (19-1) retained his light heavyweight title.

Gustafsson (15-2) was trying to end Jones' 2½-year reign in the 205-pound division. It was Jones' sixth successful title defense.

According to a tweet from ESPN's Brett Okamoto, "Jones was loaded into a stretcher and is presumably being taken to the hospital. Far worse shape than Alex, who conducted a few interviews."

Also, Renan Barao utilized a spinning backkick to set up a knockout and retain his interim bantamweight title over Eddie Wineland.

Motor sports

Dale Earnhardt Jr., was fastest during the final practice for Sunday's NASCAR race, turning a 133.059-mph lap at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Chase for the Sprint Cup leader Matt Kenseth was second-fastest at 132.938 over the 1.058-mile oval. Ryan Newman starts from the pole.

  • Rookie Ryan Blaney earned his first NASCAR victory and another Nationwide Series win for Penske Racing's No. 22 Ford, holding off Austin Dillon at Kentucky Speedway. Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski drove the car to victory in June at the 1.5-mile oval in Sparta.

  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the pole for Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg qualified second.

  • Funny Car driver Robert Hight secured his 45th career No. 1 qualifying position at the Texas Fall Nationals in Ennis, setting himself up for a shot at his third consecutive victory win of the season.

    NHL

    Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said Washington will host the 2015 Winter Classic, the annual New Year's Day outdoor game. The average high temperature on Jan. 1 in Washington is 44. Still to be determined are a venue and an opponent.

  • Pittsburgh backup goalie Tomas Vokoun had surgery to remove a blood clot from his pelvis and will remain hospitalized for several days. Team physician Dr. Christopher Harner said there was no injury that led to the clot.

    MLS

    Camilo Sanvezzo scored two second-half goals as Vancouver (11-10-8) posted a 3-0 win over host Montreal (13-9-6) to keep its playoff hopes alive.

  • C.J. Sapong scored twice to lead visiting Sporting Kansas City (14-9-6) to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC (4-14-12).

  • Dominic Oduro gave Columbus the early lead, and the Crew (11-14-5) cruised 3-0 over visiting Chicago (11-12-6).

    WNBA

    League MVP Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help Los Angeles beat Phoenix 82-73, evening the best-of-three playoff series at 1-1.

    Former Stanford star Nneka Ogwumike added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks.

    The Associated Press and MCT Information Services contributed to this report.