What Is Jon Jones' Wingspan?

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Jon Jones has a wingspan of 84.5 inches. This gives him the longest reach of any fighter that has ever competed in the Ultimate Fighter Championship, or UFC.

Wingspan, sometimes referred to as reach, is measured from one end of a person's arm to the other when both arms are raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 180-degree angle. This measurement is particularly advantageous in Ultimate Fighting as it allows fighters to hit and strike from safe distances and denies opponents the ability to strike back. Jon Jones' reach has been considered by some to have also influenced his greater-than-average striking percentage.