Tonight (Sat., April 23, 2016) marks the return of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones (21-1).
Having been sidelined for over a year stemming back to a hit-and-run incident back in April of 2015, the 28-year-old New Yorker will once again step inside of the Octagon later tonight opposite Ovince Saint Preux (19-7) at UFC 197 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada.
The two Light Heavyweight dynamos will duke it out for interim title rights in the unfortunate absence of champion Daniel Cormier due to injury.
Jones will attempt to right the ship in the eyes of many fight fans by taking a dangerous opponent on short notice that holds no true ties to the 205-pound championship. He will look to showcase his ability inside of the Octagon after a year layoff that featured heightened training, muscle cultivation, and an inner realization of how good he can be if he completely dedicates himself to the fight game.
As for Saint Preux, who has shown a massive ability to finish fights throughout his UFC career, he will have the golden opportunity of challenging the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. He will attempt to utilize his athletic ability and suffocating power to thwart the superior technique and championship experience of “Bones.”
In preparation for tonight’s action, we take a closer look at Jones vs OSP to determine what each fighter needs to do to capture victory at UFC 197.
1. Enjoy the moment…
It seems generic, but this is a big moment in the career of Jones. He’s not only making his first UFC appearance since a victory over Cormier at UFC 182, but he’s now caught in the middle of a ….View full article
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