Jones’ legs have always been a bit scrawny, even by his own admission. They should also be a primary target early in this evening’s effort. Gustafsson’s kickboxing is good and he should be more than familiar with how to deliver a variety of attacks to an adversary’s legs. Taking Jones’ wheels out from under him would drastically reduce his takedown ability and make him more vulnerable to offense than he normally is. It would also open the door for Gustafsson to mix things up and go high with some kicks, possibly landing a shot serving as the beginning of the end for Jones' night.
There aren’t a lot of people outside of Sweden picking UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson tonight in his main event match-up with champion Jon Jones at UFC 165. Though “The Mauler” is definitely a top shelf 205er, Jones has been virtually untouchable since showing up on the scene and defeating a number of highly-touted adversaries. However, no outcome is guaranteed in the Octagon, and Gustafsson could definitely bring home a win if he approaches Jones with the right gameplan. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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