MMA Fighting brings you UFC 197: Jones vs. OSP results. UFC 197 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is headlined by a fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux in the main event. In the co-main event, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will square off against Henry Cejudo.
The return of the arguable top pound-for-pound fighter alive takes place Saturday as Jon Jones returns to the Octagon after nearly a year and a half off. He’ll contend for the light heavyweight title while the flyweight champ also puts his title up for grabs.
What: UFC 197: Jones vs. St. Preux
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
When: Saturday, the three-fight Fight Pass preliminary card starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, the four-fight Fox Sports 1 preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. and the five-fight pay-per-view card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.
Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Will the time off hurt or help Jon Jones? I’d argue the latter. There’s no substitute for regular competition, but Jones had a chance to work on his craft for 18 months while letting injuries heal. That’s very rare in mixed martial arts. He might be rusty at first and OSP is super dangerous with explosive strikes, but if Jones times his entries into tie-ups correctly and works from the outside as methodically as he can, this is his fight to lose.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
If Cejudo is to win, he has to show us something he hasn’t yet. He clearly has the ability to win a round or perhaps a number of rounds, but so does DJ. This fight could be close and perhaps even back and forth in terms of who wins rounds, but from the ….View full article
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