This upcoming Saturday is one of the biggest fights of the 2012. John ‘Bones’ Jones will face off against Rashad ‘Suga’ Evans at UFC 145. The two fighters have lost a combined 2 matches in their career, making this a match of the century.
‘Bones’ stands 5 inches taller than Evans at 6’4, with an impressive reach of 84.5 inches. Bones is a wrestling specialist, and also favors Muay Thai. Jones lands more than 50 percent of his punches, and almost never gets taken down. At only 24 years old, Jones certainly has plenty of fighting energy in him.
Rashad ‘Suga’ Evans is a much different fighter than Jones. He stands a mere 5’11 with a short reach of 75 inches. Evans is like a fighting brick. He is very strong and likes to wear his opponents down late into fights. He only lands 40% of his punches when boxing, but once Evans gets his opponent to the ground he is a relentless wrestler.
While it could be possible that Jones is looking past the underdog in Evans, I don’t see an upset here. ‘Bones’ is far too talented and too athletic. His aggressive style along with his impressive wingspan will be enough to win this fight in only a few rounds.