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post #20 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:32 PM
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Personally I don't think Sonnen has a chance, at least on paper it looks that way to me. Jones has shown the ability to perform under pressure, and his technique is sharp. The only way I see Chael winning this is if Jones has a brain fart, and I don't see that happening.

On the feet Jones all the way, on the ground Jones all the way. He has out-wrestled pretty much everyone I don't see Sonnen being any different. Sonnen was a big MW, but as a LHW he's average sized, while JBJ is a big LHW and will have weight and length on Sonnen. On the feet there's no question.

If Sonnen does manage to get him on his back or in a scramble, I see JBJ either getting right back up, or going for submissions. He submitted Lyoto, Belfort and Rampage - all within 2 years I think. Sonnen submitted Brian Stann, and got submitted few times himself so you have to give the grappling edge to JBJ. So for him it's pick your poison.

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