Jon Jones Wants UFC Super-Fight Versus Unbeaten Phenom Israel Adesanya

Jon Jones vs. Israel Adesanya in 2019? Well, the UFC light-heavyweight champion 'has a feeling' he'll eventually fight the rising middleweight phenom.

Jones, 31, produced another dominant victory at UFC 235 as he out-pointed challenger Anthony Smith.

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UFC president Dana White is already lining up Thiago Santos as Jones' next opponent, but he appears to have his eyes on Adesanya whose burst onto the MMA scene.

The 29-year-old Nigerian-born New Zealander boasts a perfect professional MMA record. He's 16-0 including five victories inside the famed Octagon.

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He most recently defeated a legend in the shape of Anderson Silva and is now slated to fight for UFC gold.

He's set to face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 for the interim-UFC middleweight title.

But is a match-up opposite the GOAT in the future? The man himself believes he'll fight Adesanya.

"I got a feeling me and him [Adesanya] will eventually fight each other," Jones said. "I'd be excited for that challenge."

Adesanya has actually been likened to Jones but he doesn't see the comparison.

"I feel like we're both... we have similar body types, and we're both black. And that's about it," Jones said.

"I don't think we fight alike. I don't think we fight similar. I do a lot of wrestling and heavy ground-and-pound and a lot of submissions, and I do strike from both stances. I feel like our game is very different."

Adesanya, who used to a pro kickboxer, is a stand-up machine and famous for his kicks and elbows. He also owns an 80" reach.

Whilst Jones has a 84" reach advantage, he struggled with Alexander Gustafsson who has a 79" reach so that suggests Adesanya could pose him some problems.

We want to see Jones vs. Adesanya. Do you?

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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