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Sports Minute: Jon Jones fends off title challenge at UFC 247

1 year 2 weeks 5 days ago Saturday, February 08 2020 Feb 8, 2020 February 08, 2020 11:36 PM February 08, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By JORDAN GODWIN
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Jon Jones faced his most serious challenge in years and ultimately held off Dominick Reyes at UFC 247, retaining his UFC light heavyweight belt following a surprisingly strong opening by Reyes. The unanimous decision of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 was met with scattered applause and loud boos from the crowd. Jones handed the fourth-ranked Reyes his first loss, improving to 15-0 in title fights. He became the all-time leader in UFC title defenses.

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