UFC: Jon Jones will defeat Anthony Johnson
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Pro: Jon Jones wins
Con: Anthony Johnson wins
In my opinion Jon 'Bones' Jones will win in a fight against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson because Jon has defeated former world champions and overall fought better competition. (Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson.) He also has a better submission game. (6-3). And is a 9 time UFC world champion. Which Rumble still hasn't accomplished. Another factor that will make Jon Jones the winner is his 2 inch reach advantage and longer reach. Not to mention that he is a NCAA wrestling champion.
In Conclusion: Jon Jones will win because his record is more superior to Anthony's and will win via 4th round submission.
Andrew Johnson's biggest advantage is his hands. He has a 15% better knock out rating of good defenders than Jon Jones.
His hands are deadly, and are way more likely to knock out an opponent.
Jon Jones 2 inch height is an advantage because it would be harder for Anthony to target his chin, and being four years older is an disadvantage because you will be slower. Yes you will have more experience but you will lack the energy and speed and thus makes Rumble slower.
You are right about Anthony possibly knocking out Jones because of his 15% higher ko rate. But that is only a possibility because Jon has never been knocked out in his career and has faced many oppenents that hid as hard as rumble. Example, Rampage,Machida, and Glover.
You say it is "a possibility", and you're right, which increases his chances of winning. And when glover fought jones, there were no knockdowns, and only 2 takedowns. That is a more realistic fight because it happened in December, unlike rampage and machida, which happened 4 years ago.
Many things change over four years.
Yes by being more younger, it will make you more explosive and have more energy. Thats why younger fighters dominate the UFC. Look at Dan Henderson, he is 44 and is on a losing streak. Even though he is considered to have the best chin, punches, experience in mma. Dan still lost to younger fighters. Sometimes youth beats experience.
Anthony has a 15 % percent better ko percentage, but Jones has never been knocked out. Meaning that Jones has a better chin and will lead the victory.
Jones will win because he is better in every part of his resume execpt he lacks ko power. Anthony only has a punchers chance.
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