Experience versus youth, Jiu-Jitsu and its defense against elbows. No matter what you may see in an eventual showdown between Rogério “Minotouro” Nogueira and the sensational Jon Jones, it’s guaranteed to be a fight for the ages.
Well the two light heavyweights on a collision course. If Minotouro (19w, 3l) beats Ryan Bader at UFC 119 on September 25, he’ll face the young American wrestler, who is coming off a first-round win over Vladimir Matyushenko.
The winner will certainly step out of the octagon throwing a shodown on the belt of Mauricio Shogun, who now enjoys some well-deserved rest in Curitiba, Brazil.
Minotouro’s strategy for facing Jones (11w, 1l) may seem obvious: land on top of the wrestler, to work his Jiu-Jitsu and avoid the concussive elbows Jones throws through the guard. But what do you figure, how would the fight play out? Who wins?