Jon Jones scored 14th title defense of his career with a decision win over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 and claimed most championship-fight victories in UFC history. The UFC referees saw Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) had the upper hand in the fight scoring the contest 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
The fight was so close that most of the fans saw Reyes winning going 3-1 to the fifth round. Many people even called it a robbery and exploded in Twitter claiming it to be a controversial decision.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 9, 2020
Here's how pros reacted:
— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) February 9, 2020
Not robbery. Close fight, could have gone either way. 3-1 or 2-2 going into 5th. I thought 3-2 Reyes but the fight was so close it could have gone either way.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 9, 2020
Is our sport the only major sport where you don't see score until game is over? What would harm be in judges showing their scores after each round? Honest question not a diss
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) February 9, 2020
MOTHER FUCKING ROBBERY DOM WON THAT FIGHT
— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) February 9, 2020
And they showed the graphic with Reyes landing more sig strikes the first 3rds....these judges smh #UFC247
— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) February 9, 2020
Seriously, We need to start holding judges accountable. It’s bullshit that when they make a bad call they still get paid. #UFC247
— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) February 9, 2020
I had Reyes in the first three rounds. Credit to Jones on coming on strong 4th and 5th but I would of guessed Reyes won that fight on scorecards.
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) February 9, 2020
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 9, 2020
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) February 9, 2020
Man. That’s a doozy. Need to watch it again but the first two were clearly Reyes. Round 3 close. Last two were Jones.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 9, 2020