Jones to defend UFC Light Heavyweight title against Reyes in Houston

November 22, 2019

Jon Jones will defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes on February 8th in Houston, Texas. The announcement made by Dana White to ESPN reflects the promotion’s choice of Reyes over Corey Anderson.

Reyes earned a first-round KO over Chris Weidman this past October at UFC on ESPN 6. Anderson had a defining victory with a KO over Johnny Walker this past November at UFC 244.

If you follow Jones on social media, you could infer that he didn’t think Anderson was a worthy challenger and Reyes was the tougher challenge.

Payout Perspective:

This should be the main event of a yet-to-be unannounced card in Houston. Jones last fight this past July was lackluster as he defeated Thiago Santos by unanimous decision. Despite not dominating, Jones still is the king of his division and is arguably still the biggest draw still fighting in the UFC. The undefeated Reyes (12-0) will try to upset Jones and it will take a best effort to dethrone the 25-1 Jones.

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