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Jon Jones (c) 44 81.48%
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post #21 of 448 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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Jones takes him down and cuts him open then chokes him out.


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post #22 of 448 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 09:10 PM
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Jones will finish Gus in my opinion but it would be something if Gus manages to pull off the upset.
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I think this could be Jones' toughest fight yet, Gustaf is taller than anyone he's faced to date (I think) and is pretty solid all round.

That said: Jones by submission rnd 3 or 4.
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I think Gustafsson should not play a game of avoiding takedowns at all cost.

Instead Gus gameplan in general should be to try and land as much as possible before being taken down. He should not dance too much like he did against Shogun and Silva, instead he should try to be in Jones face and force Jones to open up and take risks. I want to see volumes of strikes because Jones does not have the hand speed to keep up with Gus in that game.

If the fight looks similar to when 2 heavyweight boxers brawling and trading blows then I think Gus has a big chance of winning.
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Very interested in this fight. Finally a young lion with nice record and frame to face Jones. Jones is extremely strong in his torso, but I wonder if Gus can explore Jones "comically thin" legs(asb Joe Rogan). They don't look like they can take much damage.

If Gus gets easily taken to the ground, painful night for him.


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Very interested in this fight. Finally a young lion with nice record and frame to face Jones. Jones is extremely strong in his torso, but I wonder if Gus can explore Jones "comically thin" legs(asb Joe Rogan). They don't look like they can take much damage.

If Gus gets easily taken to the ground, painful night for him.
Well Gus has shown great balance in his earlier fights. He stopped a lot of takedowns from Phil Davis and he kind of pushed Shougn and Thiago Silva off balance and to the ground a few times using mostly his arms.
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I don't know... No matter who faces Jones, he's build a good enough record to be favorite.

Personally I think Gus tops Jon in striking technique, speed and power. At least matches him in pacing, conditioning, size, youth and toughness.

Of course these are all just attributes, how the styles gel is the determining factor. Jon is coming off quick turnaround from dislocated toe. I'm not convinced Jones can get in clinch range without being clocked, I said the same about Rampage but at this point in time Gus is ten times the striker Rampage was, is fast and has pop in his strikes. And Jons tactics in that fight weren't really admirable.

I think Gus can hurt/dishearten Jon enough on the feet to weaken his ground game, which when he gets hit hard is his very successful plan B, his bread and butter. Not my prediction, for me this a close fight, fantastic match up. I just think Gus matches Jon's range and can make him go to war... Where Gus is good at dropping people.

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Well Gus has shown great balance in his earlier fights. He stopped a lot of takedowns from Phil Davis and he kind of pushed Shougn and Thiago Silva off balance and to the ground a few times using mostly his arms.
Everyone seems to forget Gus stuffed all of Phil's takedowns. He got choked out because he tried to take Phil down and got sprawled on.

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Everyone seems to forget Gus stuffed all of Phil's takedowns. He got choked out because he tried to take Phil down and got sprawled on.

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That was the one thing stuck in my memory from that fight, don't know why it's not bought up more often. Speaking of past fights, just rewatched Gus Vs Shogun, and it must be said Gus took big bombs from Rua and didn't flinch at all. Maybe that why he gets hit so often, employing boxing defence straight from the school of Diaz.
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Phil is a defensive wrestler his shot is terrible. Lil Nog was stuffing his takedowns left and right.
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