UFC 247 Predictions

Can Dominick Reyes shock the world and dethrone long-time light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones?


UFC light-heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound king Jon Jones will look to defend his 205lb strap and improve upon his ten title defenses when he takes on undefeated power-puncher, Dominick Reyes. We last saw Bones win a tough split decision over Thiago Santos at UFC 239 in July 2019. While Santos was touted as having a chance simply due to his unpredictability, Reyes is a far more interesting problem for Jones to solve than the Brazilian.

As an undefeated prospect, Reyes has improved significantly whenever we've seen him enter the Octagon. However, his wins have now put him directly in the firing line of arguably the greatest fighter of all time. Will he be the first man to truly defeat Bones?

There's also a very interesting women's flyweight title fight between the current champ, Valentina Shevchenko, and talented grappler Katlyn Chookagian. Shevchenko's devastating run at 125lb has convinced many fans that she'll be holding the title for a long time. However, will Chookagian be able to spoil the champ's night and walk away with the belt? We'll take a look at those fights along with the rest on the UFC's next big card.

Let's begin with a preview of the prelims...

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