February 08, 2020 Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on February 8, 2020 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Toyota Center is excited to host UFC on February 8. The UFC's return to Houston will be its biggest event ever in the Lone Star State, as pound-for-pound king Jon Jones puts his light heavyweight title on the line against unbeaten knockout artist Dominick "The Devastator" Reyes. Plus, dominant flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defends her crown against surging contender Katlyn Chookagian, and Houston's own Derrick Lewis welcomes Ilir Latifi to the heavyweight division.
A light heavyweight title bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes is expected to serve as the headliner.
A women's flyweight title bout between UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko and Katlyn Chookagian is expected to serve as the co-headliner.
While not officially announced by the organization, the promotion was initially targeting a light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux and Ryan Spann to take place at the event. However, promotion matchmakers elected to go in another direction and the pairing was scrapped from the event.
A bantamweight bout between Sean O'Malley and José Alberto Quiñónez was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 229. However, it was scrapped after O'Malley failed a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test. The bout was then expected to take place at this event but it was eventually moved to UFC 248 for unknown reasons.
Don't miss UFC in Houston in February!
"What? Oh, okay. You’re going to do me like this? Alright. I see you, Houston.”@DomReyes explains what he was thinking after Jon Jones was announced as the winner at #UFC247 (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/890SuJlgeP— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 10, 2020
Official Fight Card
|Light Heavyweight||Jon Jones||def.||Dominick Reyes||Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 49–46)||5||5:00|
|Women’s Flyweight||Valentina Shevchenko||def.||Katlyn Chookagian||TKO (elbows and punches)||3||1:03|
|Heavyweight||Justin Tafa||def.||Juan Adams||TKO (punches)||1||1:59|
|Featherweight||Dan Ige||def.||Mirsad Bektić||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Derrick Lewis||def.||Ilir Latifi||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Middleweight||Trevin Giles||def.||James Krause||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Women's Flyweight||Lauren Murphy||def.||Andrea Lee||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Khaos Williams||def.||Alex Morono||KO (punches)||1||0:27|
|Bantamweight||Mario Bautista||def.||Miles Johns||TKO (flying knee and punches)||2||1:41|
|Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass / ESPN+)|
|Bantamweight||Journey Newson||def.||Domingo Pilarte||TKO (punches)||1||0:38|
|Bantamweight||Andre Ewell||def.||Jonathan Martinez||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Youssef Zalal||def.||Austin Lingo||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
Valentina Shevchenko def. Katlyn Chookagian via TKO (3rd, 1:03) (live blog) | Highlights
Justin Tafa def. Juan Adams via first-round TKO (1:59) (live blog)
Dan Ige def. Mirsad Bektic via split decision (live blog)
Derrick Lewis def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (live blog)
Lauren Murphy def. Andrea Lee via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Khaos Williams def. Alex Morono via first-round KO (0:27) | Watch finish
Mario Bautista def. Miles Johns via second-round TKO (1:41)
Journey Newson def. Domingo Pilarte via first-round TKO (0:38) | Watch finish
Andre Ewell def. Jonathan Martinez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Youssef Zalal def. Austin Lingo via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.