Re: Which of these light heavyweights has the best chance to beat jones?
None, Machida has the best shot at lasting the 5 full rounds. His strategy works. Shogun had the best gameplan of being more patient than him and with his non attacking style, it made him tentative and cost him.
Problem with Jones is his reach is immense. Playing counter puncher to a guy who you cant reach is a non winning formula.
As elusive as Machidas style is and as risk averse he is, if Jones decides to engage, I really dont know if he can fend him off.