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Jon Jones (c) 44 81.48%
Alexander Gustafsson 10 18.52%
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Never been impressed by Gus, not sure where all the hype comes from... i hope im just missing something and that he actually gives jones a good fight..
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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His movement might cause Jones to get a little frustrated, but he should get over that and win an awkward decision.
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His movement might cause Jones to get a little frustrated, but he should get over that and win an awkward decision.
While I know it doesn't work this way, but you would think if he was able to handle Lyoto's movement he should not have a difficult time with Gustaf. Then again with Lyoto you are dealing with someone who is getting out of dodge while Gustaf uses his head and feet better to stay where he is and try not to get hit.

But as I have said before, Gustaf looks like the loser in half the fights he wins because he gets hit way too much.
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While I know it doesn't work this way, but you would think if he was able to handle Lyoto's movement he should not have a difficult time with Gustaf. Then again with Lyoto you are dealing with someone who is getting out of dodge while Gustaf uses his head and feet better to stay where he is and try not to get hit.

But as I have said before, Gustaf looks like the loser in half the fights he wins because he gets hit way too much.
Lyoto with his Karate teachings tends to go straight back when under threat, Jones's pressure basically halved his running track which made it so he would just back straight into the the cage..., Gus is better at moving laterally.
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Lyoto with his Karate teachings tends to go straight back when under threat, Jones's pressure basically halved his running track which made it so he would just back straight into the the cage..., Gus is better at moving laterally.
True, but he gets hit a lot. I'm hoping Jack Slack puts out an article soon that explains why Gustaf gets hit so often. For a guy with as good as stand up as he has and someone who shows good defensive skills, his face is a wreck after every fight. Maybe he just marks up easily and I am just exaggerating the problem?
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think if Jones stands and tries to be patient it won't work as well for him. Gustaf doesn't have the reach of Jones. But he isn't Middleweight Rashad or Machida. He isn't slow, brawling Rampage. I still don't think Bones is a great striker. But he knows how to use his reach and keep fighters guessing.

I think Bones takes Gustaf down early and beats on him. Probably finishing in round 2 or 3 with elbows or a sub.
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I'm Swedish myself & don't really care for Jones much so I'm obviously rooting for Alex but hell I think Jones is gonna swat him like a fly. Alex has decent wrestling but no more, Jones has atleast top 3 MMA wrestling in the world IMO. Hes gonna take Alex down and GnP him for a stoppage, maybe even in round 1.
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If Jones keeps things standing or Gus somehow is able to stuff Jones' takedowns and keep it standing this fight is going to be a lot more competitive then some people think.

Unfortunately I think Jones will at some point take Gus down and get a submission victory or win based on takedowns and ground and pound.
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I don't see any real strategy for victory with Gus in this fight that wouldn't just be gambling with poor odds. The reach and wrestling skill are such daunting hurdles for anyone fighting Bones. You can't fight him on the inside because he will take you down, you can't fight him on the outside because he'll have like a foot of range on you, and you can't take him down because he is a great and versatile wrestler.

I'm still waiting for someone to really brutalize those bird legs with kicks but I haven't seen anything from Gus that would suggest he is that guy.
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Jones is gonna maul the mauler.

Seriously though, I wanna see some elbows.

Osmium summed it up well. You can't stay on the outside against Jones and you can't close the distance without being in trouble. I don't see Gus as the guy to test his legs either.
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