Jones: Like many professional Mixed Martial Artists today, Jones’ high-school wrestling background has certainly helped him inside the octagon. At the Union-Endicott High School Jones attended in his hometown of New York, “Bones” was a standout wrestling prospect and even won a state title.
Jones’ unique frame and strength advantage have made him a so much more dominant wrestler over more experienced men, such as former olympian Daniel Cormier. Inside the cage Jon Jones is one of the most dangerous wrestlers in the sport, and if you allow him to get on top of you you’re in for a long night.
St Preux: The former professional football player knows a thing or two about moving around a bigger man. As a wrestler, OSP amassed a record of 26-1 at the Florida High School he attended as well as a State Division 1A runner-up in his respective weight class.
Wrestling is not exactly OSP’s forte, as he mainly relies on his knockout power and jiu-jitsu once on the ground, however he has relatively good takedown defense as he has avoided 64% of opponents who have shot on him.
Result: 80-20 Jones