On Saturday, Feb. 8, the UFC hosted UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes from the Toyota Center in Houston.
In the night’s main event, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defended his title against undefeated challenger Dominick Reyes. Jones looked for his third straight title defense after regaining the belt at UFC 232. He narrowly defeated Thiago Santos in his last outing. Reyes, meanwhile, had opened his career with 12 straight victories, including a first-round destruction of former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in his last bout.
Gold was also on the line in the co-main event as women’s flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko faced off with Katlyn Chookagian.
The card kicked off with a preliminary card stream on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. The undercard continued on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Jon Jones def. Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) – for light heavyweight title
Valentina Shevchenko def. Katlyn Chookagian by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:03 – for women’s flyweight title
Justin Tafa def. Juan Adams by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:59
Dan Ige def. Mirsad Bektic by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Trevin Giles def. James Krause by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Lauren Murphy def. Andrea Lee by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Kalinn Williams def. Alex Morono by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:27
Mario Bautista def. Miles Johns by TKO (flying knee and punches). Round 2, 1:41
Journey Newson def. Domingo Pilarte by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:38
Andre Ewell def. Jonathan Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)