The UFC heads to Houston this weekend for what looks to be a very promising UFC 247 card. Jon Jones is back in action, defending his Light Heavyweight belt against Dominick Reyes in the Main Event. We take a look at Sunday’s (09/2/2020) UFC 247 match which is between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes
When: Sunday February 9, 4:30PM
Where: Toyota Center in Houston
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Jon Jones: The GOAT enters this clash with a very impressive career record, having gone 25-1-1 thus far. He beat Alex Gustafsson for the title in late 2018, subsequently defending it against Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos. His methods of victory have been very diverse, with 10 by knockout, 6 by submission, and 9 by decision. Still just 32 years of age, I believe we can expect more future dominance from Jones.
Dominick Reyes: Reyes has had a flawless start to his career, winning all 12 of his fights thus far. He joined the UFC in mid-2018, going 6-0 with 3 knockouts and a submission. His list of opponents is fairly impressive, taking care of Cannonier, Weidman, Saint Preux, and Oezdemir of late. He enters this clash after a dominating win over Chris Weidman, securing a first round KO to earn Performance of the Night honours.
Prediction: Jones by KO/TKO
Reyes is one of Jones’ better opponents in a while, but I can’t see the GOAT losing here. He has a notable size and reach advantage, is more prone to knockouts, and has an edge on the ground. There are so many ways for Jones to win this fight and it’s tough to see how Reyes breaks through. After two straight decision wins, I think Jones pushes harder for the KO here.
Tip: Jon Jones at $1.22
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change