As we gear up for the Light Heavyweight championship fight between champ Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans at UFC 145 I wanted to look back at the work we've done in the past analyzing the techniques of both athletes. Both men are consummate mixed martial artists and both come from a collegiate wrestling background but that's where the similarity ends.
Jones is a super-athletic freak of nature and a deeply unorthodox fighter who's assembled a unique fighting style that builds on his Greco-Roman base and incorporates lots of freestyle wrestling and Judo takedowns and unconventional strikes that make great use of his immense 84" reach. His use of spinning strikes, front kicks and big knees to the face make him a very feared striker as well as a dangerous grappler. Here are our looks at Jones' techniques:
- Jon Jones Front Chancery Chokes Lyoto Machida Unconscious
- The Flaws of Jon Jones
- Shogun Rua's Half Guard Game and How Jon Jones Shut It Down
- Jon Jones Unleashes the Salaverry on Vladimir Matyushenko
- The Integrated Game of Jon Jones
- Jon Jones' Greco-Roman And Judo Clinic On Stephan Bonnar
- The Judo Chops of Jon Jones
Take a look and let us know how you expect these techniques to come to bear this Saturday in the main event.
SBN coverage of UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans