UFC 167    November 16, 2013
Rashad Evans
Ross Dettman for ESPN

BREAKDOWN

Chael Sonnen will hear a clap from the referee, and he'll come forward. Rashad Evans needs to do the same thing. Sonnen is relentless in his approach and in his underrated striking defense as he moves forward, and if you try to circle away from him, he will eventually get to you and take you down. Jon Jones negated that by meeting Sonnen in the center and forcing him backward. Evans is a come-forward fighter, too. He has counter-striking ability, but he's best stepping into his combinations and then dropping on a double leg. Clinch-striking is interesting. Sonnen has a nonstop motor -- hands to the body, knees to the body. Evans will muscle you, then throw a strong right on the break.
-- Brett Okamoto

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