UFC 247 Results: Jon Jones Retains His Light Heavyweight Title

After five rounds and 25 minutes of intense action, Jon Jones was declared the winner at UFC 247, defending his title against Dominick Reyes.

For the second straight fight, Jon Jones was pushed like he has never been pushed before inside the Octagon.

And for the second consecutive time, he left as UFC light heavyweight champion.

Jones set a new UFC record with his 14th title win, downing Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision at UFC 247. The bout served as the main event from Houston, airing live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

Many wondered if this was it for Jones as the top dog. Reyes controlled much of the fight, but “Bones” weathered the storm and rallied for the win.

His 14th win in a title fight broke a tie he held with Georges St-Pierre.

Early in the fight, Reyes showed his power, catching Jones.

Shevchenko Dominates To Retain Title

Valentina Shevchenko showed why she is the most dominant female flyweight in the UFC, finishing top contender Katlyn Chookagian in the third round. Shevchenko earned her third successful title defense with the win.

Shevchenko stretched her current win streak to five in a row. Her last loss came in 2017 via split decision to Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title.

Justin Tafa put an early end to the night of Juan Adams, as the heavyweight scored his first UFC victory.

Tafa, a former rugby standout, dropped Adams in the first round on his way to the win.

Dan Ige pulled out a split decision over Mirsad Bektic for his fifth consecutive win. Ige improved to 5-1 with the UFC, as he has not lost since his debut in 2018.

To kickoff the main card, Derrick Lewis claimed a victory over Ilir Latifi via decision.

Lewis landed some big shots in the heavyweight battle, but Latifi again showed his toughness by surviving all three rounds.

Big Time Finishes Part Of ESPN Prelims

Trevin Giles finished off the prelims on ESPN with a split decision vs. James Krause. Lauren Murphy also earned a split, besting Andrea Lee.

Khaos Williams lived up to his name, knocking out Alex Morono in 27 seconds in their welterweight contest. That result came on the heels of a second round TKO by Mario Bautista.

Bautista connected on Miles Johns, finishing the bantamweight bout.

Newson Highlights UFC Fight Pass

On UFC Fight Pass to begin the evening, Journey Newson stopped Domingo Pilarte in 38 seconds with Andre Ewell and Youssef Zalal each picking up decisions.

Prior to the start of the card, the UFC honored Kobe Bryant. The former Los Angeles Laker star passed away in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other people.

UFC 247: Jones Vs. Reyes Results

Jon Jones def. Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to remain UFC light heavyweight champion

Valentina Shevchenko def. Katlyn Chookagian via TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 3 to remain UFC female flyweight champion

Justin Tafa def. Juan Adams via TKO (strikes) at 1:59 of Round 1

Dan Ige def. Mirsad Bektic via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Derrick Lewis def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Trevin Giles def. James Krause via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Lauren Murphy def. Andrea Lee via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Khaos Williams def. Alex Morono via KO (strike) at :27 of Round 1

Mario Bautista def. Miles Johns via TKO (flying knee/strikes) at 1:41 of Round 2

Journey Newson def. Domingo Pilarte via TKO (strikes) at :38 of Round 1

Andre Ewell def. Jonathan Martinez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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