On the most recent edition of “UFC Tonight,” former UFC No. 1 contender Kenny Florian broke down the most recent title-fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Rashad Evans.
Jones used his height advantage to keep “Suga” at bay, delivering a few sharply-thrown elbows that eventually swelled up the right eye of Evans.
They both started out pretty hesitant. Once Jones started going forward and once he found his range with his arms, it was a bad sign for Evans. Jones was keeping Rashad on the outside and then hit with the devastating elbows. I think he had a game plan, but couldn’t execute it. He was counter-striking against a person taller than him with a much longer reach. Those elbows came from a comfortable range for Jones.
The win was the third consecutive title defense against a former champion for Jones, who topped Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida last year. Evans lost for just the second time in his career, with the first coming by way of KO vs. Machida.
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