Jones vs. Sonnen: Each Fighters Biggest Advantage

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIMarch 19, 2013

UFC 159 will be coming to us live on Saturday, April 27. The event will feature many big names including middleweights Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher, heavyweight Roy Nelson and lightweight warrior Jim Miller.

The card will also include Jim Hettes, Al Iaquinta and the undefeated former wrestler, Sara McMann.

The main event of the night will be a light heavyweight title bout held between reigning champion Jon "Bones" Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen. They have both been coaching their teams against each other in the current version of  The Ultimate Fighter.

Each man has a unique set of skills that he will use to attempt to secure a win in his respective showdown. Both have significant advantages over the other that should make this title fight intriguing and exciting.

Sonnen's biggest advantage: Relentless wrestling pressure

Chael Sonnen is a powerful and suffocating wrestler. His gameplan is to pressure you, secure a takedown and maintain heavy top control. It is a gritty and unyielding style that constantly keeps him busy and his opponents always worrying about what transition is coming next.

Jones's biggest advantage: An unorthodox style

"Bones" is a very well-rounded fighter with unpredictable and varying forms of attack and defense. He is aggressive and creative, and a major factor is his reach. His long length enables him to keep opponents on the outside and pick away at them with shots.

On the ground, his long limbs enable him to set up devastating fight-ending submissions.

This is guaranteed to be a barn burner of a headliner. Both men are ready and willing to prove that they are the top 205-pounders in the world today. Only one man can emerge the winner.

Will it be the dominant and talented champion? Or the underdog contender? When these two meet we will finally have our answer.

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