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Matt Hamill Vs. Jon Jones Expected for The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale

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A light heavyweight clash between fast-rising prospects Matt Hamill (7-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Jon Jones (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is expected to feature prominently at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that a bout between Jones and Hamill is currently in negotiations, and at least one fighter's camp says verbal agreements are in place.

The bout would be expected to serve in at least a co-main-event role for the Dec. 5 event in Las Vegas. The main card airs live on Spike TV.

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Post #1   9/8/09 4:22:32PM   

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Pretty interesting matchup here. Either hamill by UD or Jones by SD

Post #2   9/8/09 4:34:01PM   

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I could see Jones TKoing Hamil in the 2nd or 3rd.

Post #3   9/8/09 4:55:06PM   

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Posted by sclasclemski

I could see Jones TKoing Hamil in the 2nd or 3rd.



Ya i like Bones Jones chances here, he just has to stay on his feet.

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Tough fight to call. Hamill hits hard but Jones has shown he can be a dynamic striker. Gonna have to think about this one

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This could be a really good fight.

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I think Hammil has the better wrestling and that will be the difference, bones is the better all around fighter though, another tough one to call, these types of fights just keep coming about. not that it's a bad thing of course and I'm certainly not complaining about it.

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This will be a tough test for Jones, no doubt.

We will see if the Greg Jackson training camp worked wonders and if he's ready to take the next step and fight some better competition.

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Jon Jones is a force, and everyone should keep their eye on him. He reminds me of Anthony Johnson.Loads of talent and promise.Just hope I dont bet the house like I have been on Jones, and he has a hiccup that time, as AJ has.

Hamill looked great against Munoz. I was looking forward to Vera and Hamill. The winner of this fight won't jump to contender status, but will be in the conversations and matchup rumors for big fights. Tito will need an opponent by that time, Hendo and Lil' Nog(hopefully), Shogun will be done healing and will be ready for an early '10, spring fight with either men. Shogun/Jones would be electric. So, all in all great matchup. O'Brien was a wrestler, not the calibur of Matt, but that was a question going into the fight with Bones, and Jonny came through big time on that answer. Hamill has been committed to improving his standup, and in the case of the Franklin fight, abandoning his wrestling and take downs. I look to see Jonny J. to take advantage of this and move around the octagon and control the pace. Only thing that I'll be curious to see is the cardio of Bones.Granted he's gone to decision two out of three fights in the UFC, I think 3 rounds is more taxing with a guy like Matt Hamill, and the pace he sets and stays with, than a say a Andre Gusmao, and an overtrained, tired Bonnar. Good lookin' on that choke at 100 JJ.

Won't be surprised to see Jones an underdog, yet still a hot bout, here. I'm a have to go with my man Jon Jones by decision, or late TKO. Hamill can clinch a dec. if he uses some takedowns, and controls Jones for some time on the ground, i think Bones is more agile, and quicker. Should be a great matchup, and maybe a highlight reel moment for either guy as I'm sure Bones has some new tricks, and Hamill will look to get back to the octagon after a brutal KO.

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Jones won't outwrestle Hamill. We'll see if he's been overhyped or not. Should be a great fight.

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I'm going for Jon Jones and by tko

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I don't think Hamill has good enough stand up to set up his takedowns with strikes and Jones is athletic enough to sprawl out of any telegraphed takedowns, which Hamill has a tendency to do. That being said i don't think Jones is strong enough to shoot a double leg on Hamill and take him down either. That leaves the clinch. Will Bones' Greco be able to toss Hamill around like he tossed Bonnar? Or will the raw power of Hamill enable him to push Jones against the fence and dirty box him? I think the clinch will decide this matchup. If it's a stalemate they stand back and box and I think that favors Jones with his eclectic mix of strikes but it also will also serve as a test of Jones chin because Hamill has a lot of raw power.

I can't quite pick this one yet, I haven't decided who wins the clinch game and I don't know if either guy is capable of cleanly KOing the other. If it goes to decision I'm leaning towards Jones because of his flashy style.

However it shakes out this is a badass fight. You're the man Joe Silva!

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and to think this fight is not the main event
should be good but i think hamill will ko him

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well if jones can stay on the outside and keep moving around and be faster, striking, avoid the takedowns of hamill. Jones could win the decision.

Post #14   9/8/09 8:24:24PM   

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Gonna be a tough fight for Jones. I think Hamill out-wrestles Bones to a unanimous decision victory.

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