Report: Jon Jones Defends Title Against Dominick Reyes In UFC 247 Main Event

The UFC Light Heavyweight Title is going to be defended in the main event of UFC 247 as Jon Jones puts the gold on the line against #4 Dominick Reyes.

Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the main event encounter.

Jones (25-1-0-1NC) is going to be making the third defense of his championship, which is the fighter’s second reign overall, having previously defended it against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos. Jones never actually lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Title during his first reign, as the fighter was stripped of the gold due to being involved in a hit and run accident in 2015. Jones has seen nine of his professional MMA bouts go the distance and the fighter won all of those encounters.

Reyes (12-0-0) has already picked up six wins in UFC competition, with notable victories coming over Ovince St. Preux, Chris Weidman, Volkan Oezdemir and Jared Cannonier. Reyes has previously headlined one UFC event, which was a first round knockout win over the aforementioned Weidman at UFC Fight Night Boston. Reyes has picked up twelve wins as a professional MMA fighter and seven of them came by way of KO/TKO.

UFC 247 takes place on Saturday, February 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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