Few fighters personify the artistry involved in MMA better than top light heavyweights Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida. Both creative, well-rounded athletes, Jones and Machida have painted a number of masterpieces in the Octagon with a variety of brush-strokes including spinning back-elbows and fight-ending front-kicks to the face.
With Jones set to defend his championship against Machida on December 10 at UFC 140 the UFC has now released a preview for the upcoming event with the tag-line, “Art comes alive.”
Check out the full clip below:
MMATraining Take: I’ll personally be surprised if Machida is able to dethrone Jones who, to me, is better than “The Dragon” in every phase of the game (including speed/athleticism/power) other than of course Karate which is not necessarily a discipline fighters tend to focus on. The preview looks great though and I’m excited about what should be a highly-entertaining card!