due to not having the knowledge of counter striking. The one problem with Jon is that he isn’t a known counter striker. I remember in the past his coach saying how eventually his striking will be on par or even better than Anderson’s so I was hoping it’s something he would have worked on. Regardless of that Jon is extremely good at distance control which gets him out of those problems usually, but beyond 3 punch combos he tends to freeze just a little bit and also turn his back which we all know is a no in combat sports. He looked very uncomfortable with Reyes pushing beyond 3 punches. The one thing Jon does well though to counter fighters who push forward is wrestling. Instead of using head movement and countering when he feels uncomfortable he clinches or shoots. When that doesn’t work you have fights like this and Gus. Movement also gives Jon problems. He’s used to his opponents staying flat so that’s why Reyes was giving him so much issues (especially early) because he wouldn’t stop moving regardless of how fatigued and awkward he looked. He wouldn’t let Jon settle and think. The moment Reyes started to fatigue the more he started letting Jon think which is when he started to take over. TLDR; movement, size, and takedown defence are what gives Jon problems. I believe in a rematch Jon would beat Reyes due to him knowing more about him and the element of surprise isn’t there anymore which is a huge factor when you got fighters who study specifically to beat you as a long time champ.