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article imageOp-Ed: UFC 159: Jon Bones Jones VS Chael Sonnen fight preview

By Owen Weldon     Apr 6, 2013 in Sports
Jon Bones Jones is set to defend the UFC light heavyweight title, at UFC 159, on April 27, against Chael Sonnen. This fight will mark Jones' fifth title defense.
According to BleacherReport, the challenger to the title recently released a video addressing the champion. In the video, Sonnen says that he is the biggest draw that the industry has ever witnessed, and that after the fight is finished, Jones would need to grab his broom and sweep up.
According to BJPenn, Sonnen also said that Jones has the chance to do what every young fighter dreams of, and that is to share the octagon with him.
According to MMA Mania, Jones said that as soon as he places a submission hold on Sonnen, he will end up tapping out. Jones also said that Sonnen does not have the heart of a champion.
According to Sonnen's UFC profile, Sonnen seems to be superb at takedowns, but has not had much success with submissions in his past fights. Sonnen is an excellent wrestler who has showcased his wrestling skills in many fights.
Jones on the other hand seems to have a great balance. Judging from his past fights, he has had just about equal success with his takedowns and striking. His submission skills are also not that far behind his striking.
This will be a fight that is worth watching, but it seems that Jones is going into the fight as the favorite to win. With wins over the likes of Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson, it is no wonder why he is going into the fight as the favorite.
Jones will most likely take the fight sometime in the second round. There is a good chance that Jones will be too fast for Sonnen, and if the fight goes to the ground, then expect to see the fight end shortly after. Whether the fight goes to the ground or not, Jones will more than likely walk out of UFC 159 as the victor.
Below is a video of Jon Bones Jones highlights, before he became the light heavyweight champion.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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