The Jones advantage over Sonnen

By wbng sports

April 27, 2013 Updated Apr 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM EST

Newark, NJ (WBNG Binghamton) There were plenty of fans excited outside the Prudential Center Saturday afternoon leading up to UFC 159 in Newark, NJ. Those fans include plenty of people from the Southern Tier.

One of them is Zach Goforth, who wrestled against Jon "Bones" Jones back in high school. He was at the original fight in Newark when Jones won his first UFC Light Heavyweight Title, and now he's back again.

"Actually I wrestled Jon Jones in high school, so I kind of know him and me and my friends came down here to watch the title fight," said Goforth, who is from the Binghamton area. "Now we're coming down here to watch him defend the title."

As for the for the fight itself, Jones enters Saturday's bout as a heavy favorite.

One of the major reasons in his reach, which is a full 11 inches longer than his opponent Chael Sonnen. That's one factor that could be a key to deciding the fight.