With all the talk about Gustafsson’s reach being a few inches shy of Jones’ rather than 8+ inches short like the champ’s past foes, it would behoove “Bones” to do away with the discussion as early as possible. To make it clear Gustafsson’s reach won’t make as much of a difference as expected if possible by landing jabs. A good jab can set up plenty of other strikes, establishes pace, keeps a foe at bay, and does damage to boot.
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is on the cusp of becoming the greatest 205-pound champion in the company’s history. With a victory tonight at UFC 165, “Bones” would earn his sixth straight instance of success while divisional king and break the record Hall of Fame fighter Tito Ortiz established more than a decade ago. However, wins aren’t promised in a sport like MMA, and streaking Swede Alexander Gustafsson will definitely have something to say about the evening’s outcome. Regardless, Jones absolutely has the tools to take the belt home from Toronto assuming he employs them correctly. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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