Glover Teixeira bets on Alex Poatan's victory over Jon Jones and reveals strategy for a possible fight in the UFC

Former fighter and current coach reveals his compatriot's strengths to overcome 'Bones'

Amidst the fierce dispute for the heavyweight belt (up to 120,2kg.) UFC with Jon Jones reigning as linear champion and Tom aspinall holding the interim title, the possible fight between 'Bones' and Alex Poatán became the center of attention.

The atmosphere heated up even more with the declaration of the former light heavyweight champion (up to 93kg.) Glover Teixeira, who praises his pupil and guarantees that he has the potential to knock out the North American. Participating in 'PodTudoPodcast', the former fighter and current coach, who already faced Jones in 2014 and ended up defeated, reinforces his belief in Poatan's ability.


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“Everyone says that the Jon Jones would put him down. Don't put it down like that. If you put it down, it's like Chuck Liddell didn't say anything, you have to hold on and finish. And if you don't finish, there are other rounds. The focus is different. So I just want to pass that on to the guys,” said Glover.

Will Jon Jones vs Alex Poatan happen?

With a record of 27 wins and just one defeat, Jon Jones established himself as one of the biggest names in the history of MMA. His return to the octagons is scheduled for the second half of this year against Stipe Miocic.


While the definition of Poatan's next title opponent still hangs in the air, with Magomed Ankalayev e Jiri Prochazka as main candidates, the champion's focus is clear: to defend his belt with mastery. In his brilliant career in professional MMA, the Brazilian has accumulated ten wins and just two losses, boasting triumphs over big names such as Israel adesanya, Jiri Prochazka, Jan Blachowicz e Sean Strickland.

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