Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans: 5 Bold Predictions for Title Bout

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Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans: 5 Bold Predictions for Title Bout
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Fight fans love to see a contest when both opponents greatly appreciate and admire each other. This is not that fight.

Even though fight experts have this pegged as a relatively easy win for the champion, this bout between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will feature more than its fair share of surprises.

The war of words between Jones and Evans has been fast and furious, and some of the talk between these two could even make Muhammad Ali blush. Real or manufactured, the verbal battle has caught the attention of many fight fans, and when the two lock up for the Light Heavyweight Championship this Saturday, it will be must-see.

On paper, Jones has everything in his favor. Youth, size and reach are all huge advantages for the man they call "Bones," but don't make the mistake of discounting the skill level of Rashad Evans.

Evans is a legit wrestler with excellent takedowns and competent stand-up, and he should be Jones' biggest challenge to date. Besides a sizzling rivalry finally coming to fruition, here are some of the surprising things to look for in this weekend's showdown.

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