This according to MMAFighting, which is a site I generally trust as full of professional reporters. Veeery interesting and a potentially better match-up in my opinion. I just did not see any way that Rashad Evans could defeat Jon Jones, there was not one aspect of the game I felt Evans was better at. But Machida? Now this is interesting . . . . The Dragon will be interesting because his counter-fighting style might match-up well with Jones. Bones doesn't like to attack in a fury of rage like Shogun Rua does, rather its more surgical. Machida's footwork is phenomenal.
That said, I would bet my life on Jones and be comfortable with it. But Machida, though by MMAmath standards might not be deserving of the title shot, presents a more interesting match-up.