UFC 187 at Victory Casino in Florida!
Join us on Saturday, May 23rd on our PM Cruise for a FREE showing of UFC 187 Jones VS Johnson PLUS the amazing band Rough Edges will be playing live! Rough Edges is a young three-piece classic rock band from Merritt Island. The music they cover includes Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam and more similar artists of the 60s, 70s, and 90s. It's a night that you won't want to miss!
Jon Jones' dominance in the UFC is the stuff of legend. The light heavyweight champ has run through competition in a way that hasn't been seen since the days of Frank Shamrock, and there have been few speed bumps along the way. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, naturally, is looking to buck that trend.
Johnson's rise to contention was one of the biggest stories of 2014, as fans watched him ascend from the middle tier of the welterweight division to the light heavyweight Top 10. His strong takedown defense and absurd power set him apart from anyone in the division and make him a unique opponent for the long-reigning champ.
Whether or not those well-rounded skills will be enough to challenge Jones, however, is up for debate. One can argue that Johnson's chances are comparable to those of Glover Teixeira—another fighter with a mid-level wrestling base who fell in love with power-punching in the cage—which basically pans out to a slam-dunk Jones win. On the flip side, Johnson's striking could end the fight on a second's notice, and unlike Teixeira, he actually knows more than one move.
All that said, no matter how good Johnson is, this is still "Bones" Jones. He has superior technique and more tools to control the fight and has already beaten tougher stylistic matchups than Johnson. That's on top of his second-to-none ability to craft and execute a game plan.
It's hard to expect anything other than a dominant performance from Jones at this point.
Prediction: Jones defeats Johnson by decision.
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