Jon Jones has a 9 inch reach advantage, he's eight years younger which speaks to his stamina. His finish rate is about 40% higher than Rashads with two more TKO/KO's. He has never been dropped in a fight, Rashad's been dropped four out his last five times. He's performed better against the three common opponants (Bonnar, Machida, Jackson) than Evans. He is also a half a foot taller Rashad which translates to being almost two weight classes above him. Whatever claptrap this Rashad is the better striker nonsense will end on Saturday.
Thank you for proving my point. I specifically said Jones advantage in stirking to rAshad is his reach which you just alluded to by saying, "Jon Jones has a 9 inch reach advantage" and " He is also a half a foot taller Rashad which translates to being almost two weight classes above him.".
What does Stamina have to do with Striking? You act like Rashad isn't a really conditioned athlete. LOL. Again thank you for proving my point I specificalyl said, "Jones has not shown any legit knock out power. TKO's? Sure. But Evans has displayed a head kick knock out, a one punch knock out etc" So I'm not sure why you are bringing up the TKO reference when I already brought it up in my original post.
Stick to the topic, Evans striking is very good.
-66.7% career striking defense (better than Jones current rate)
Again Rashad has knock out power despite what you claim. Jones is the better fighter, better striker? absolutely not! Granted he does have a much better percentage but again in my opinon that alludes to his length, Rashad's boxing is very good.
Jones has more ways to win, his best weapon is his length which is why like I've said multiple times is that Rashad should encorporate his wrestling and keep Jones guessing.
Striking coach Mike Winkeljohn:
Winkeljohn feels Jones has the tools to do what he wants to do in this fight, and believes the reach advantage that he's come to use very effectively will be a big reason why he wins in Atlanta.
"With [Lyoto] Machida, he was a little tentative, and had not fought a left hander, so he was a little uncomfortable, but very comfortable when he fought Rampage," Winkeljohn said. "If Jon fights long, he's pretty much unbeatable... Rashad is very explosive. He can get in and he can move off at angles, but we kind of know what he's going to have to do to get there. There's no doubt he's going to be in tight."
"We expect to get taken down and maybe have to get up, and maybe even take some damage. With that being said, I have confidence that Jon can keep him at length, if he decides to, and make Rashad have to guess at what to do then."
No offense but I will take his opinion over yours.
I will say though Jones is a much more diversive striker than Evans and he is the better overall fighter.