I doubt Jones will gas, his elbows soften up his opponents with every strike to the point you can see them become visibly softer and less in control of their extremities until the fight is over. If Jones is beating on Silva for long expect it to end, it's up to Silva to delay the takedown and deliver an equal amount of punishment before it goes down. Silva being one of the toughest there is can probably only take one round at most two of Jones on top, he's gotta hurt Jones and fast, that being said I expect him to actually try. Silva only really tries quite rarely, in round 2 vs. Okami you saw Anderson trying hard, that Anderson needs to show up against Jones and Weidman. If the fight happens Silva needs to hit Jones once and move, applying the same softening up strategy that Jones does. Hit and move, if he stays too long and gets dragged down without delivering enough damage it's probably fight over even round one. Jones is so good with his elbows that they will even soften up Anderson.
I see your view of Jones going technical and picking his elbows once a guy is hurt or panicking.
I disagree with Silva only being able to last one round with Jones on top.
In the second Sonnen fight we saw Silva stopping Sonnen from landing significant strikes. Sonnen dominated him for position but couldnt really land big strikes. Sonnen always has his way against anyone in the division when on top. He definetly has the chance to frustrate Jones and sway him from his gameplan. I have never been a fan of Silva but I respect his skills.
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