Jairzinho Rozenstruik believes Jon Jones will thrive as a Heavyweight after moving up division

Rozenstruik was rumoured to fight against Derrick Lewis after Curtis Blaydes tested positive for Covid-19
Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname poses on the scale during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jon Jones is expected to have a big fight after moving up to the Heavyweight division but Jairzinho Rozenstruik isn’t worried about Bones

Jairzinho Rozenstruik has a tough opponent next as he takes on Ciryl Gane at the upcoming UFC Fight Night event.

This would be the Suriname star’s first fight since defeating Junior Dos Santos and Gane is undefeated in his MMA career.

Francis Ngannou is known for his incredible knockouts
Francis Ngannou (R) of Cameroon misses a punch against Jair Rozenstruik of Suriname in their Heavyweight fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

The Heavyweight division in the UFC is looking great thanks to the presence of some other big names. Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic will clash for the title while Jon Jones is waiting in the wing.

While Rozenstruik believed that Ngannou had a chance of becoming the champion as he takes on Miocic, he also spoke about Jones.

Jones is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion but he moved up a division after vacating the belt.

Jon Jones after defeating Ryan Baderat UFC 126

The American is considered as one of the greatest MMA stars ever but there are some doubts on how he will deal with the extra power of the Heavyweights.

However, Rozenstruik wasn’t worried about that and explained to Helen Yee why Jones would do well in the new division:

“I think he will do great, why?

“Most of the Light Heavyweights are walking around as Heavyweights so it is not so hard to just keep the weight on and gain a little weight.

“Don’t forget, Jon Jones got a lot of experience in the game so I think he will do good.”

Jon Jones to become the Heavyweight Champion?

Dana White confirmed that the first fight for Jones in the new division would be a title shot. Bones would take on the winner of Ngannou vs Miocic and the former LHW champion has been bulking up a lot.

Jon Jones posted a few photos of his weight update
Jon Jones posted this photo of him bulking up to take on the Heavyweights (Twitter)

He posted a video of kicking and punching and did look a little heavier than normal. Rozenstruik was asked about Jones’ chances of becoming the champion and the 32-year-old added that the American had a lot of skills to deal with the heavyweights.

However, Rozenstruik wanted to wait and see before making a prediction if Jones could become the champion.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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