UFC 247 looks to excite UFC fans once again with another event on Feb. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston. This main event is being headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes. The talk between these two is heating up quite nicely.
“Bones” Jones (25-1-0) is the current light heavyweight champion. He has been considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters we have ever seen in the UFC.
With a striking accuracy of 58 percent and a grappling accuracy of 47 percent, he has shown that he can handle himself in just about every situation. His resume shows that he can win in any form he needs to, with 10 wins by knockout being his most in the winning category.
Some other interesting key facts about Jones’ success is that he has a 95 percent takedown defense and has an 84.5-inch reach. It is difficult for other fighters to successfully take him down to the mat. His reach is also something that is ridiculous that a lot of fighters do not have. He has also defended his title nine times.
You could not ask for a more well-rounded and dangerous fighter. If you had to create a character on a video game with their stats all the way to perfect, you would pretty much make a near-replica of Jones.
“The Devastator” Reyes (12-0-0) is currently ranked the fourth-best fighter in the light heavyweight division. He is on a winning streak that has been impressive in its own right.
You would think that someone as aggressive as Reyes would get burned with a loss by now, but the man comes for blood when he steps into the octagon and has been able to handle himself accordingly.
To his growing success, he has six wins by knockout and three first-round finishes. He has a striking accuracy of 57 percent and a grappling accuracy of 17 percent. This man loves to throw some punches, and he lands about 5.05 signature strikes a minute.
One thing that is a little lacking is his ground game. He has a takedown defense of 86 percent, so he has been somewhat fortunate in defending himself here. He has made it this far in his career without really having to worry about a submission win, but one could also argue that this will hurt him later down the road.