Look no further for the top Jones vs Reyes Predictions for UFC 247. Houston, Texas is in for some action on Feb. 8th as perennial GOAT and UFC light heavyweight champ, Jon Jones looks to defend his title against undefeated up-and-comer Dominick Reyes (12-0). The two are very similar in build, and demeanor, however vary in finishing style. Let’s get into our in-depth Jones vs. Reyes Predictions for UFC 247.
Dominick Reyes’ Path to Victory
The oddsmakers are not giving Reyes much of a chance in this fight, and that’s understandable when you look at who he will be looking across from at UFC 247. The champ is nearly flawless in his MMA career. Many will point to Jones’ string of decisions in the last five years as a sign of slowing. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, Reyes is coming on the scene looking like a G.O.A.T. killer as of late. Reminiscent of his last opponent, Chris Weidman’s rise. He’s undefeated and starching fellow contenders on his way up. Could history be repeating itself? Maybe. Consider the fact that this contender holds unwavering confidence, a wrestling and football background, and unassuming knockout power that can strike at any time. Maybe this is a formula to beat Jones and make some big cash.
Jon Jones’ Path to Victory
Jones has had the experience, calmness and crafty strikes to either negate his opponents offense, or finish it when he finds an opening. He has the slight reach advantage over Reyes, but not what he’s accustomed to. Jones can explode with flying knees and spinning elbows, however he tends to be more reserved when facing fellow explosive fighters like “The Devastator.” What we will probably see from the champ is another smart, safe performance. Look for him to take a note out of his former opponent Volkan Oezdemir’s book and look for the takedowns. Jones will also be able to slow the pace of Reyes with his infamous oblique kicks to the knees. The champ is also clutch in the championship rounds, so look for him to turn it on when really needed.
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Jones vs Reyes Prediction
Dominick Reyes by huge upset to win the light heavyweight title. I know I’m going against most odds here, however I cannot ignore the freight train heading towards a slowing G.O.A.T. Jones’ fight IQ and grit will run it into the later rounds, however no one can take that many clips from Reyes with such pinpoint accuracy going forward and backwards.