Pros react to Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes at UFC 247

UFC 247, Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes

A light heavyweight title fight headlined tonight’s UFC 247 event as reigning champion Jon Jones took on undefeated contender Dominick Reyes.

Jones (25-1 MMA) was returning to the Octagon for the first time since July’s UFC 239 event in Las Vegas, where he etched out a split decision victory over Thiago Santos.

‘Bones’ had reclaimed the UFC’s coveted light heavyweight title back at UFC 232 in December of 2018, defeating Alexander Gustafsson by way of third round knockout.

Meanwhile, Dominick Reyes (12-0 MMA) had earned a first round knockout victory over former middleweight title holder Chris Weidman in his most recent effort last year. ‘The Devastator’ had picked up victories over Volkan Oezdemir and Ovince Saint Preux on route to this evenings title shot.

Tonight’s UFC 247 headliner proved to be a very close fight as Jones and Reyes proceeded to go to war for twenty-five straight minutes. Many fans and analysts had Reyes up 3-0 after the first fifteen minutes of action, but the judges ultimately saw the fight differently. In the end Jones was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Reyes by the judges in attendance.

Official UFC 247 Result: Jon Jones def. Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision

Check out how the pros reacted to Jones defeating Reyes below:

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Who would you like to see Jon Jones fight next following his decision victory over Dominick Reyes at tonight’s UFC 247 event in Houston? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com February 8, 2020

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