UFC on Fox Results: Breaking Down a Junior Dos Santos vs Jon Jones Matchup

Tim McTiernan@tmt2393Correspondent INovember 13, 2011

UFC on Fox Results: Breaking Down a Junior Dos Santos vs Jon Jones Matchup

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    On Saturday night, Junior dos Santos won the UFC heavyweight title in only 64 seconds.

    Not only that, but he got back to his knockout ways, as he ended the fight with a huge overhand right, and followed that up with some ground and pound.

    JDS' past two fights had both been decisions, so it was good to see him earn the knockout victory.

    Now that JDS is champion, and could be poised for a long run, how would he fare against the current light heavyweight champ, Jon Jones?

    Jones will likely have to move up to heavyweight at some point in his career, so this is a fight that could certainly happen at some point in the future.

Standard Striking

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    As far as your standard boxing abilities, the edge goes to JDS bar none.

    He has some of the best boxing in the entire heavyweight division, and possibly the entire UFC.

    JDS' boxing is what got him to the top, and there's nobody who can outbox him.

    Edge: Junior dos Santos

Flashy Striking

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    Again, this shouldn't be much of a surprise.

    What's the flashiest thing that JDS has ever done in a fight?

    What's the flashiest thing that Jones did in his last fight?

    If you answer those questions, you already have your answer.

    Edge: Jon Jones

Power

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    Junior dos Santos has the clear edge.

    He has the one punch knockout power that has floored Cain Velasquez, Gilbert Yvel, Fabricio Werdum and others.

    Jones' 3 TKO's in the Octagon were the result of ground and pound or an accumulation of strikes in the case of Shogun Rua.

    Edge: Junior dos Santos

Wrestling

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    Jon Jones was a former JUCO national wrestling champion, and has some of the best Greco-Roman wrestling in MMA.

    Junior dos Santos does not.

    Edge: Jon Jones

Grappling

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    Although JDS is ranked higher in jiu-jitsu than Jones is, Jones has got to get the edge here.

    We have seen almost none of Junior's ground game, and Jones relies heavily on his.

    He has more submission victories, and uses his grappling to control and dictate fights.

    Edge: Jon Jones

Winner

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    Yes. That's right.

    Jones may have the edge in grappling now, but if we see Junior's ground game, and it is good, then he will be able to beat Jones.

    JDS also has incredible takedown defense, and could be able to stop Jones' takedowns.

    JDS would catch Jones with a right hand, and rock him, and put him out for the count.

    Stay at light heavyweight for now Jones. You don't want to face dos Santos.

    Winner: Junior dos Santos by second round TKO.