Dominick Reyes proved to be a worthy contender when he took light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to five rounds at UFC 247.
Reyes made the fight extremely competitive but eventually gassed out in the later rounds. Jones went on to win the fight on the scorecards but many felt Reyes had done enough in the first three rounds to win the fight.
Scorecards: (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 9, 2020
I had Reyes in the first three rounds. Credit to Jones on coming on strong 4th and 5th but I would of guessed Reyes won that fight on scorecards.
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) February 9, 2020
The decisions tonight were all wrong . They need vet fighters to become judges for our sport
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) February 9, 2020
Not robbery. Close fight, could have gone either way. 3-1 or 2-2 going into 5th. I thought 3-2 Reyes but the fight was so close it could have gone either way.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 9, 2020
My take: Reyes won the first two. The 3rd was very tight, but maybe Reyes edged it. Jones clearly won the final two rounds by country miles. Jones had takedowns, Reyes didn't.
49-46 in Jones' favour is awful from one judge. Still, a Jones win is a fair call to me. #UFC247
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) February 9, 2020
Reyes got fucking robbed dude
— 100T Elevate (@ElevateFN) February 9, 2020
TWO JUDGES GAVE JON JONES ROUND TWO. WTF.
— Anton Tabuena (@antontabuena) February 9, 2020
So, the guy who gave the fight 30-27 for Ewell tonight is the guy that scored 49-46 for Jones.
Jones winning is not a robbery. But what 4 rounds, MFer?
Texas. Yee haw.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) February 9, 2020