Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title by outlasting Dominick Reyes in a closely-contested championship showdown. But instead of focusing on the technical aspects of their 205-pound affair, or any of the rest of the UFC 247 pay-per-view (PPV) action, the big talking point coming out of last Sat. night’s (Feb. 8, 2020) event was how terrible the judging was (clap-clap-clap-clap) deep in the hearrrrrrt of Texas.
Nevertheless, Jones leaves “The Lone Star State” as defending champion, as does flyweight deity Valentina Shevchenko. “Bullet” made Katlyn Chookagian look like some white belt they pulled from the crowd and that’s not a knock against “Blonde Fighter,” it’s a testament to how deadly Shevchenko has become in the 125-pound weight class. As expected, talk of moving back to bantamweight has started to heat up.
If you happened to miss last Sat. night’s championship doubleheader or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at MMAmania.com, including our live-stream radio style play-by-play, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 247: “Jones vs. Reyes” link wrap-up below.
Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from this past weekend.
UFC 247: The Fights
Live results and play-by-play
Complete UFC 247 event highlights
Jon Jones outpoints Dominick Reyes
Official scorecard for Jones vs. Reyes
Valentina Shevchenko stops Katlyn Chookagian
Derrick Lewis decisions Ilir Latifi
Biggest winners, losers
Next matches to make
UFC 247: Post-Fight Housekeeping
Post-fight press conference video replay
Bonuses and awards
The Morning After Recap
Dana White scores Jones vs. Reyes, criticizes judges
Joe Rogan calls for judging overhaul
Jones believes perception was not reality
Dominick Reyes declares himself the “People’s Champ”
Shevchenko maps out 125-pound future
Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend:
Rewatch Kobe Bryant video tribute
Jared Cannonier to play UFC 248 back up
Dustin Poirier still trying to fight Nate Diaz
MMAmania.com debuts “Two Point Deduction” podcast
Jorge Masvidal is insanely popular
Claressa Shields begins kickboxing practice
Yoel Romero wins Israel Adesanya dance off
Chris Weidman returning to middleweight
That should just about cover it.
UFC will return to action this weekend with the UFC Fight Night 167: “Anderson vs. Blachowicz” combat sports extravaganza, taking place inside Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Sat., Feb. 15, 2020 (more on that card here).
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