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Vinny Magalhaes Feels Like He Can Submit UFC Champion Jon Jones

Vinny Magalhaes was recently resigned by the UFC, and will face Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152 in September. Well, during a recent interview with the Brazilian news source Tatame, Magalhaes said he feels like he is capable of submitting UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

“On the ground, I believe I can submit everyone on my division in the UFC, including Jon Jones,” Magalhaes said. “But it’s too soon to speculate about that. Having only good jiu-jitsu won’t make anyone a UFC champion.”

Magalhaes was a runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter, falling to Ryan Bader. He was released by the UFC and went on to win the M-1 Global light heavyweight title. He re-enters the UFC with a record of 9-5, having won each of his last five fights.

As for his upcoming opponent, Pokrajac, Magalhaes said, “If I dominate him on the ground, I’ll submit him.”