Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya Is More Competitive Than You Think | Luke Thomas
- Posted by indyman on Oct 09, 2020
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Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya can't stop attacking each other on social media and have promised a fight between them should happen or is inevitable.
Jones, the former light heavyweight champion, has his set of supporters who believe his size and wrestling ability will be too much. Adesanya, the current middleweight champion, has his own supporters who believe his striking and improved wrestling will be enough to defeat Jones.
So, who's right?
The answer is that both of them are, which is to say the fight is a lot more competitive than some might imagine.
It is true that Jones's success in the wrestling department is historically great, but it's not what it once was. That has lead to greater challenges when striking by virtue of time spent on the feet.
In this video, I look at Jones's takedown ability in his first five title fights versus his last five title fights. The math and tape show there is a precipitous decline in his success in terms of both executing takedowns as well