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UFC 197 fight card: Jon Jones vs Ovince St. Preux full fight preview

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Jon Jones and Ovince St. Preux will battle for the interim bout TONIGHT (April 23, 2016) at UFC 197 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a match up of returning champion and power punching contender, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight finishers Jon Jones and Ovince St. Preux will clash TONIGHT (April 23, 2016) at UFC 197 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following an 18-monthh layoff, Jones is looking to prove himself tonight. This is his chance to reassert himself as the greatest fighter in the world, as well as show off the improvements he made in his time off.

On the other hand, St. Preux is filling the role of short-notice cannon fodder. However, he’s also one of the heaviest hitters in the division, so it’s unlikely that “OSP” plans to simply lay over for the returning kingpin.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Jon Jones
Record: 21-1
Key Wins: Daniel Cormier (UFC 182), (Alexander Gustafsson (UFC 165), Lyoto Machida (UFC 140), Rashad Evans (UFC 145)
Key Losses: None
Keys to Victory: Jones is terrifyingly effective in each area of MMA and has proven it multiple times. This is a man who’s a better striker than anyone in the division, has out-wrestled an Olympian, and has submitted multiple jiu-jitsu black belt.

There’s a reason he’s never really lost.

In this bout, Jones should probably take the path of least resistance. Why strike with “OSP” when a slip up could land him in hot trouble? Even though Jones has the tools to pick his opponent apart, it’s simply taking a bigger risk than necessary.

Instead, Jones should wait for his moment to close the distance safely, probably by kicking St. Preux into the ….View full article

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