Jon Jones vs Rampage Jackson: 5 Reasons You Can't Miss UFC 135 Main Event
Jon Jones will defend the UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship against former champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
This is leading up to be an exciting bout and could be a "Fight of the Year" candidate.
A win could solidify Jones' claim to being the best light-heavyweight in the world while a Rampage win could show Jones to be a one-hit wonder.
What will happen in the main event? Tune in to find out.
Here are five reasons you need to see this fight.
Jones Is an MMA Prodigy
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Jon Jones is only 23 years old and he is a UFC Champion.
The word "prodigy" isn't used all that much, but Jones is definitely worth the name. If the Shogun fight didn't convince you of Jones' dominance, just wait until he goes toe-to-toe with Rampage.
Tune in and see the evolution of a new era in the light-heavyweight division.
Rampage Can Slow Down the Fight
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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson can definitely take a punch and do battle with the division's best. His last four fights have gone the distance, and he may need this one to go the distance if he wants to win the belt.
Rampage does have a strikers chance, but who knows where this fight is going to end up.
Tune in to possibly see the resurgence of the former champion.
Who Knows Where This One Is Going to Go?
Rampage and Jones are extremely talented strikers, and we may see a slugfest. Rampage may want it that way, as it allows him to keep Jones at bay with a tough chin and knockout power.
Alternately, Jones has the longest reach in UFC history. He will need to keep Rampage outside his reach until he sees the need to come in and land a knockout blow.
Then again, Jones also has a good ground game and could use a ground-and-pound attack to keep Rampage winded and controlled.
Will it be a strikers duel or a wrestling/jiu-jitsu battle?
The Altitude of Denver
The fights are taking place in Denver, Colorado, so the altitude could make a difference in the fighter's endurance.
Jones trained in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Rampage trained in Denver, so both are acclimated with the altitude, but again, who knows what can happen.
Will the altitude make a difference?
Are both fighters really prepared for a title fight at an altitude that both are not used to?
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If the fight itself won't excite you, picture the post-fight interview. The winner of this fight will face Rashad Evans, and he will be in the building.
Jones' former teammate and Rampage's arch-nemesis are one in the same, so expect fireworks after the fight.
Remember the lead up to Evans and Rampage at UFC 114? Imagine what would happen if Rampage were to win and these two go face to face with title implications running through everyone's mind.
Anyone say goosebumps?
What do you think?
Tune in because this fight is going to be electric.
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