UFC Quick Quote: Chael Sonnen 'definitely' wins a decision against Jon Jones

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Chael Sonnen a +700 underdog? Pfffft. The "American Gangster" is "definitely" going to beat Jon Jones at UFC 159 by way of decision. That's according to jiu-jitsu ace and part-time Sonnen coach Vinny Magalhaes.

"People are used to seeing Chael talking and losing in title fights to Anderson Silva but I don't think people realize that Anderson is a totally different animal than Jon Jones. I think Anderson is a much better fighter than Jon Jones and Jon hasn't been tested off his back and that's exactly where Chael is going to be able to put him. I think Chael takes a decision in that fight, it's a tough fight but I don't see it as a mismatch like most people think it is. People just don't get it and are like ‘Oh well, you know Chael hasn't won a fight at light heavyweight in years and even when he fought at light heavyweight he lost,' and all this stuff but styles make matches... I don't think Jones has the capability of submitting Chael off his back, not that he's not good there but he's not as good as Anderson is to be able to do that and it took Anderson five rounds to do it. Even when Anderson submitted him, from my point of view it was more of a mistake of Chael's than Anderson being great on the ground. I won't get as far to say that Chael finishes Jon but I definitely think he wins a decision."

If you're on your way to the betting window, just remember, these were Vinny Magalhaes' words, not mine. The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 runner-up, who also trains UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen in jiu-jitsu, tells BJPenn.com that his pupil will "definitely" win the light heavyweight title on April 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey, after he defeats Jon Jones by way of decision. Then again, Vinny also said "The American Gangster" would submit Anderson Silva at UFC 148. Perhaps he's picking with his heart and not his head. After all, "Bones" screwed him over "really bad" last September.

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