Local Athletes Jon Jones to face the undefeated Dominick Reyes for the Light Heavyweight Title in Feb. by Daniel Yanofsky November 22, 2019 There were multiple choices to become contenders for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. One recent performance has seemingly impressed the UFC enough to give one of those men a title shot. It is being reported by BJPenn.com and ESPN that Jon Jones will defend his title on February 8th against Dominick Reyes. Reyes (12-0) was last seen in October when he knocked out Chris Weidman in a round-one squash. The 29-year-old is considered one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC, winning six fights with the promotion. Prior to beating Weidman, Reyes edged Volkan Oezdemir via split decision back in March. With seven wins via knockout, Reyes will be looking to prove he belongs with the elite. Considered by many to be the MMA Fighter of the Decade, Jon Jones (25-1, 1NC) has been pining for Reyes as his next opponent. The 32-year-old is coming off of two wins in 2019. One was a decisive unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 and a hard-fought split decision win against Thiago Santos at UFC 239. While Jones’ personal life has been questioned by drugs, suspensions and other legal issues, he has managed to climb back to the top of the UFC mountain. Controversial as he may be, Jones continues to show just how dominant a fighter he has been since the moment he stepped inside the octagon. Choosing Reyes as the challenger has upset many fans who expected Corey Anderson to fight for the title. Anderson (13-4) is on a four-fight win streak, just recently knocking out prospect Johnny Walker at UFC 244. Instead of a bout between him and Reyes, Dana White has decided to save time for everyone involved. This is the second title fight to be added to the February 8 card. It was previously reported that Valentina Shevchenko would defend her Flyweight Title against Katlyn Chookagian. The card currently does not have a number or a location as the UFC has not officially announced its 2020 schedule yet. Post Views: 617 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Daniel Yanofsky Baseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event. Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsDominick ReyesJon JonesLocal Athletesmmaufc Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Local Athletes The Fear of the Return for College Athletes What makes us scared? Is it the fear of the unknown? The fear... The Resilient 17: The forgotten athletes of COVID-19 High school seniors are being celebrated around the country after the abrupt end of... Q&A with Archbishop Wood Guard Rahsool Diggins Rahsool Diggins is a four-star recruit point guard from Archbishop Wood, ranked as one... Q&A with Blair Academy guard Kyle Cuffe, Jr. Kyle Cuffe Jr. is one of the top sophomore guards in the country. He... Three more PFL fighters face action following failed drug tests Is Dominick Reyes finally the right opponent to take on Jon Jones?