Anderson Silva and Machida are the most probably guys to beat Jones. If Gustafsson wins he is going to be included as well. What is disheartening though is that Jones slices through all opponent like knife through butter. Jones beat Rampage and Shogun compared to how Machida is 1-1 and once knocked out by Shogun plus lost a close fight to Rampage. That is overwhelming stats in favour of Jones and despite styles makes a fight Jones is still a major favourite likely to win.
Anderson Silva has the best shot because even if he gets taken down he still has a chance. He can also outmeneuver Jones standing up despite that range disadvantage.
Gustafsson offers more of quick knockout chance and given his footwork, speed and tallness it is very hard to stay away from him. I rate Gustafssons chances vs Jones higher than that of Machidas.
Last edited by Gustafsson Fan : 11-29-2012 at 11:34 AM.