Jones is technically sound and poses a lot of problems for opponents but he’s not particularly fast. Making him move around would be an excellent way to test his cardio in addition to seeing if there is any residual damage from the gruesome dislocated toe he suffered in late April during a showdown with Chael Sonnen. Granted, Gustafsson isn’t a barnyard cat by any means, but he has solid footwork and should be able to pick some advantageous angles if forcing Jones to pursue him in order to engage.
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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