“Bones” doesn’t tend to blast opponents into unconsciousness with single shots but his reach opens up a lot of opportunities to do damage. For example, he can land elbow shots like jabs and standard strikes from outside the range of any adversary he encounters. He’s also a fairly creative striker and likes to incorporate techniques rarely seen based on his athleticism and confidence. Throw in some underrated ground-and-pound brought on by his exceptionally long arms and you've got a force worth respecting. Don’t expect Jones to knock Alexander Gustafsson out cold in the main event, but he could very well pepper him with blows to the point the referee steps in regardless of where action takes place.
All UFC events are bound to feature at least one scrapper associated specifically with stand-up based on his/her ability being technically sound, unique, powerful, or some combination of the three. However, when it comes to UFC 165 there are a plethora of pugilists who’s striking has been an important component of consistently coming away from fights with a victory in tow. They aren’t all at the top of the card, but at least one is… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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