Jon Jones has retained his UFC heavyweight title after beating Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, but fans are baffled by the judges’ decision.
‘Bones’ was the heavy favourite going into the fight, but straight from the get go, Reyes was on the front foot.
In the first round, the challenger managed to drop Jones, something that rarely happens, with a sweet punch to the chest, and that was the main story throughout the first round.
Jones couldn’t get close to Reyes, and he was more than happy to work the champion at every opportunity.
You can watch the knockdown in the video below.
Jones did improve, however, in the second, but it was still Reyes who was leading the fight and taking control of the round.
The only concern for the challenger was whether he could maintain the remarkable pace he had set early on, and whether he could last the full fight at that intensity.
That’s why they are called the ‘championship rounds’.
It was clear in the third and beyond that he was starting to suffer and slow down a bit, but he had enough gas in the tank to get to the finish line.
However, on the judges’ scorecards, it was given to Jones, who retained his title, much to the shock and anger of UFC fans watching around the world.
Below are screenshots of just a mere handful of UFC fans fuming with the result, but if you look at the #UFC247 trend on Twitter, you will see for yourself just how angry the fans are about the end result.
So there we have it, another defence of his title from Jon Jones, however, it seems like the majority of UFC fans watching don’t believe he deserves it.
One thing is for sure, Dominick Reyes came to fight, and he was VERY close to causing a monumental upset.