Name – Jon Jones
Current Age – 28
Record – 22-1
Weight Class – Light Heavyweight (205 pounds)
Height – 6’4”
Reach – 84.5″
Team/Gym – Jackson’s MMA

Striking 9/10

Between his technical aptitude, use of range and diversity of attacks Jones is a striker unlike anyone else in MMA. His size and length allow him to control the distance and his creative attacks keep his opponents off balance. The only knock against Jones is his lack of elite stopping power.

Wrestling/Grappling 10/10

Jones may not have the most decorated wrestling pedigree but it is impressive none the less. Between his base skill set and his elite understanding of leverage Jones is arguably the best functional grappler in all of MMA.

Submissions 9/10

Jones may not have a traditional BJJ background but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a dangerous and effective submission artist. Thanks in large part to his ground control and understanding of leverage Jones can finish anyone on the mat.

Athleticism/Conditioning 10/10

Of all the great athletes in MMA today Jones might just be the best of them all. In addition to his incredible physical gifts Jones has one of the best work ethics in the sport. When you combine incredible natural talent with hard work and dedication you get something truly special and that is exactly what MMA has in Jones; a truly special fighter.

Fight IQ 0/10

One of the most unique and impressive talents to ever compete in MMA Jones is also one of the most intelligent. While he has had his share of issues outside of the cage in competition Jones is focused, deliberate and creative all at the same time. With the support of the best coach in MMA in Greg Jackson Jones is always prepared.

Overall 48/50

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.