The champ remains undefeated! Monster Energy congratulates Jon “Bones” Jones on defending his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title at UFC 247 in Houston, Texas, on Saturday night. In the main event fight at Toyota Center, the 32-year-old mixed martial arts icon from Rochester, New York, dealt challenger Dominick Reyes his first UFC career defeat and set a new record for most UFC championship fight victories at 14 wins.
Anticipation was at an all-time for the 205-pound championship fight, the biggest UFC event ever contested in the Lone Star State. As the UFC’s pound-for-pound king, Jones stepped into the Octagon to defend his title for the third time in his current reign after taking the belt from Alexander Gustafsson in December 2018 and stopping Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos in 2019.
Jones, who trains at Jackson Wink MMA Academy in New Mexico, came into the fight holding the record for most victories in UFC light heavyweight history, but Saturday night’s opponent would prove one of the hardest tests of his career.