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Sport Jon Jones to defend UFC light heavyweight title vs. Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8

02:00  23 november  2019
02:00  23 november  2019 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Dominick Reyes on Feb . 8 in Houston, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. Jones , who fights out of JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced he intended to face Reyes earlier this month on social media

A light heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Jon Jones and undefeated contender Dominick Reyes is set as the main event for a UFC pay-per-view Now it appears he will get his wish with Reyes expected to face Jones in the headliner of the upcoming event on Feb . 8 at Toyota Center.

Jon Jones has his next title fight lined up.

Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes are posing for a picture© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC

The UFC light heavyweight champion will take on undefeated contender Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8 in Houston, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday.

The race to challenge Jones was between top contenders Corey Anderson and Reyes, but Jones made it pretty clear in the last couple of weeks he was only interested on fighting Reyes.

Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) was last seen in action in July, when he out-pointed Thiago Santos to defend his belt in the main event of UFC 239. The 32-year-old Jackson Wink MMA product remains one of the most dominant champions in the UFC, with his lone loss coming via disqualification against Matt Hamill back in 2009.

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Jon Jones ' next title defense is set, and the UFC light heavyweight champion will be putting his belt on the line against fast-rising contender Dominick Reyes . Jones had initially dismissed the idea of a fight with Reyes only to recently suggest he and his team had studied both Reyes as well as fellow

Breaking: Jon Jones (@JonnyBones) vs . Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) to The trip to Houston for the Ultimate Fighting Championship just got a whole lot bigger with a light heavyweight title Since reclaiming his light heavyweight belt in December by knocking out former foe Alexander

Meanwhile, Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) recently picked up the biggest win of his career. Last month, Reyes scored a first-round knockout over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on ESPN 6. Reyes, 29, sits fourth in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie light heavyweight rankings.

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