Yeah but could Valesquez KO JDS with a take down or something? Likely not. Once it goes to the ground, it's purple belt vs brown belt (under Maia and Nog).
That's like, such a tremendous skill difference. Not to mention JDS has an excellent clinch game. So really the only advantage he has is in take downs - but not groundgame and certainly not clinch and definitely not striking.
Definitely taking sigbets for Valesquez vs JDS if that ever happens.