Belts on The Line
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Who won Jones vs Reyes?
Jon Jones beat Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 247, on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jon Jones.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Jones vs Reyes stats
Jon Jones stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Dominick Reyes made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested Jones had a massive power advantage over Reyes, boasting at 40% knock out percentage over Reyes' 0%.
Jon Jones was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Jones had 8-inch reach advantage.
Jones was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 years and 7 months earlier than Reyes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 82 to Reyes' 27.
Jones vs Reyes form
Reyes had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had won against Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
He had beat Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112 on 25th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, United States.
Jones' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.7 rounds on average.
Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.