Last night (Sat., April 23, 2016), Jon Jones and Ovince St. Preux competed at UFC 197 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a slow bout, Jones dominated his opponent. Find out how below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight athletes Jon Jones and Ovince St. Preux clashed last night (April 23, 2016) at UFC 197 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. By this point, everyone knows Jones’ situation. Returning from a lengthy layoff and some legal trouble, the former champion and current pound-for-pound great was looking to come back in style.
On the other hand, “OSP” was in the difficult position of the short-notice replacement. Still, it was a major opportunity for St. Preux, and a victory would really shake up the division.
Jones opened up the fight from the Southpaw stance, firing off a few body kicks and measuring his opponent’s attacks. In particular, Jones dug into the body with the side kick multiple times, which looked quite powerful.
While St. Preux didn’t get battered in the first round, Jones clearly won the opening frame. “Bones” seemed to want to take his time and feel his opponent out, which wasn’t the worst idea considering his layoff.
Jones opened up a bit more in the second round. He started with more kicks to the legs and body, and the former champion continued to stalk his opponent around the Octagon.
He also began to work his clinch work, pushing his opponent against the fence and working with elbows. St. Preux did a nice job escaping his back from the fence — and defending himself in general for that matter — but he was not active enough.
It was another clear round for Jones.
The third round was really more of the same. It was a slower pace than expected for Jones, ….View full article
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