UFC 152 features a dynamic light heavyweight bout between champion Jon Jones and the always dangerous Vitor Belfort. Both fighters will be vying for a championship, which should make their scrap all the more entertaining.
Leading up to this event, there has been a lot of criticism for Jon Jones declining to fight Dan Henderson, which forced UFC 151 to be cancelled all together. Jones will look to put this behind him, however, and it seems like the rapport with Dana White has been repaired at least for the time being.
Despite all of this controversy, Belfort sees a silver lining in this challenge. He will get to compete with arguably the best MMA fighter in the world right now and he feels he has the tools to do it. In the past, fans have seen the fast hands and relentless power of Belfort crush opponents within the matter of minutes. It is only when he gasses, however, that Belfort seems to wilt under pressure and succumb to fatigue.
This hasn’t been the case in his last fight. He weathered the early storm of Anthony Johnson and even ended up finishing him off in the first round via rear naked choke. He will need the same type of performance if he wants to capture the title against a dominant force that is Jon Jones.
Jon Jones has put together a remarkable streak going seven fight win streak over some of the best fighter the light heavyweight division has to offer. Even more remarkable is that he has done all these things at the young age of 25.
He never seems to get in trouble with his fights, and he possess some of the most dynamic strikes and throws that mma has seen for some time now. He is coming off a dominant win over Rashad Evans in his last outing, and he will look to prove to everyone that Belfort can’t compete with such a high-caliber athlete.