UFC 247 news: Judges' scorecards from Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes released

UFC 247 Jones v Reyes

Jon Jones successfully defended his lightweight tittle yet again at UFC 247, but it certainly came with some controversy.

Going into the fight with Dominick Reyes, Jones was the heavy favourite and was expected to get the job done in relatively comfortable fashion.

However, if Jones himself thought that as well, then he was in for a rude awakening right from the first bell.

The challenger came out like a rocket and was all over 'Bones' in the first round, even sending him to the canvas for a brief second with an emphatic body shot.

However, the champion was quickly back on his feet and back fighting, but it was visible that the early start from Reyes had shook him.

The second round was seemingly more of the same, with the challenger again on the front foot and getting the better of Jones.

Well, that's what the majority of the UFC universe thought anyway.

But, the judges' scorecards have now been uploaded to Twitter, and remarkably TWO out of the three judges had Jones winning the second round.

Marcos Rosales and Joe Solis both had Jones taking the round 10-9, despite it looking like Reyes was in command throughout.

Round three was a close call, so it could have gone either way, whilst round four and five were comfortably Jones'.

In the end, all three judges gave the win to Jones, which was met with large criticism, but it was Solis' scorecard that angered the most, with him scoring the fight 49-46.

A lot of UFC fans are also noticing how the first two rounds on the scorecard were written down via computer, whilst the latter three were done in pencil, certainly raising suspicions. 

However, one thing is for sure, a lot of fans have left UFC 247 feeling unhappy with the main event result, and even more so now they've found out TWO judges gave the second round to Jones.

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