At this point in his career Aldo is not likely to transform into a submission specialist. He has but two submission victories out of 22 career wins, while his only loss came by way of the tap. That hardly tells the story of his possessed skill, however.
When he is on the ground he simply negates any advances by an opponent. He continually looks to return to his feet or reverse to top position. Aldo is capable of controlling the pace, even when on the bottom. He uses continual shifting of his hips and works attempts to shuck or turn the supposed aggressor.
The “Korean Zombie” is as dynamic on the ground as he is standing. He has sunk rear-naked chokes, armbars, a triangle choke, a Brabo choke and the ultra-rare Twister submission in his career.
The diversity in his attacks is precisely what makes Jung's ground game so dangerous. An opponent cannot sit on a one-dimensional escape or reversal route. For Jung, it seems no submission is impossible as he can sink a finish from any positions.
Thanks to his being the champion and ability to avoid trouble if taken down, Aldo has the overall advantage. Jung is the stronger aggressor on paper, and him nabbing a submission should not be a surprise if he can impose a proper gameplan. But, more than likely, Jung needs to look to control top position or utilize submission attempts as reversals if he finds himself on the bottom. Scoring points is the smarter strategy for Jung on the ground.
All Aldo has to do is minimize damage and stand up as soon as possible to negate any progress made by a takedown. If he succeeds early it will lend to a clear advantage for the champion. One mistake, however, can mean a spectacular upset for Jung.