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Jon Jones Scouting Report

 

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Jon Jones Scouting Report

Vitals

6’4″ 205 lbs (Light Heavyweight)
84.5″ reach, Orthodox
July 19, 1987

Record

22-1 (UFC: 16-1)

Current Streak

13 straight wins

Training

National JUCO wrestling champion
Black belt in Gaidojutsu
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

USKBA Light Heavyweight Champion: 2008 (no title defenses)
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2011-2015 (eight successful title defenses)
Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion: 2016-present (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

– considered the best athlete in the history of the sport
– incredibly long limbs
– complete and diverse striker – punches, elbows, knees, kicks
– extremely good MMA wrestler
– very unorthodox in his techniques – keeps opponents guessing
– great at using kicks to keep opponents out of striking range
– uses very dangerous kicks aimed at opponent’s knees
– also extremely dangerous fighting in close range & in the clinch
– superb takedown defense – 94.6% success rate – third best in UFC history
– very good at tripping/throwing opponents to the mat
– comfortable fighting orthodox or lefty
– deadly in ground and pound
– dangerous in the clinch as well
– very good with submissions
– very well coached
– finishes fights
– among the most dangerous elbows in the game
– greatly outstrikes his opponents
– lands a large number of strikes – fifth most significant strikes landed in UFC history
– very experienced – has beaten some of the best fighters in the sport’s history
– very good at passing guard on the ground
– has never been rocked/dazed by an opponent’s strike
– very good/accurate with his takedowns
– has shown ability to battle through adversity in fights

 

Weaknesses

– hasn’t exhibited knockout power
danger of getting complacent/bored due to lack of competition
might need some work on his submission defense skills
– constant drama out of the cage
– had substance issues in past
– has a history of not training hard
– looked a bit rusty last appearance in the cage


Synopsis

As long as his constant out of the cage issues don’t derail him again, Jon Jones will go down as the greatest fighter in the sport’s history.

 

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