Now with possibilities of a Jon Jones – Francis Ngannou super-fight up in the air, we will look at their strengths and weaknesses if they end up toe to toe in the octagon.
Striking advantage – Jones
Jon Jones is perhaps the best striker the UFC has ever seen. With an undefeated record of 26-1 (no contest), and 10 by way of knockout. We think Jones has the edge in striking.
Power Advantage – Ngannou
While Ngannou has some of the scariest K.O. power ever seen in the UFC. Ngannou has the strongest ever single punch force record on the PowerKube at the UFC training center recording a score of 129,161.
Grappling Advantage – Jones
Jon Jones was a standout high school wrestler at Union-Endicott winning a 2005 state championship. Jones later went on to win an NCAA title at Iowa Central Community College, one of the best JUCO programs in the country. On the other hand, Stipe Miocic laid out the blueprint in minimizing Ngannous power with wrestling.
Experience – Jones
Jon Jones has a 26-1 Record, while Francis just appeared in his 12th UFC appearance in his win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Advantage Jones