Jon Jones’ meteoric rise in the sport of mixed martial arts can be compared to Lyoto Machida’s career. Both fighters overcame every opponent that came their way, and in dominating fashion. Both have developed a certain aura of invincibility, thanks to their unorthodox methods and convincing win streaks.
The only difference between the two: Machida has since gone down while Jones’ career remains on a roll as the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Having known what it’s like to be a champion himself, there’s no better fighter to put a stop on Jones than Machida.
With the title fight taking place this Sunday, December 11, we take a look at the fight factors that make the Jones-Machida so damn interesting and see just how competitive it really is in the UFC. Who'd you bet on?
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