Controversial Jones vs Reyes UFC 247 scorecard revealed after ‘Bones’ makes MMA history

THE scorecard for Jon Jones’ controversial win over Dominick Reyes has been revealed.

MMA legend Jones retained his light-heavyweight belt via unanimous decision in Houston, Texas.

This was the judges’ scorecard from the fight

The win means he now holds the record for most championship wins in UFC.

But the result was not without question – especially given the scoring of one of the judges.

The majority of fight fans watching the bout had Reyes winning at least two of the first three rounds.

Add to that the fact he dropped Jones in the first and it seemed like he was on top.

That was reflected accurately in the scoring, but it is the scores record by judge Joe Solis that put some fans into a rage.

He had the fight 49-46 in favour of Jones, while Marcos Rosales and Chris Lee, the other two judges, scored it much closer.

They both had it 48-47 in favour of Jones.

Solis’ marks were branded “insane” by Joe Rogan and UFC supremo Dana White thought Jones had lost the fight.

Rogan, a commentator and popular podcast host, blasted: “I can’t argue about this enough. I can’t get angry enough.


“I’ve done it so many times. For anyone to think that was 4-1 Jon Jones, that person’s insane.

“They’re insane. Dominick Reyes put on a hell of a fight tonight. And to disrespect that performance by that kind of judging is insane.”

White also cast doubts on the scoring as he claimed he thought Reyes was well ahead coming into the fifth.

He told TSN: “I had it 3-1 Reyes going into the fifth.

“I do [think Reyes won]. Joe Silva, our old matchmaker, had it a draw. And some of our other guys had Jones winning the fight.

“This thing was all over the map. But at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is none of us are judges. So it doesn’t matter how we had it.”

And fans on social media were equally scathing in their view of Solis’ scoring.

One said: “The last four rounds to Jones… stay off the drugs kids.”

Another wrote: “Put me in the octagon with the 49-46 judge.”

Jones made UFC history but it was not without controversy
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A fellow user posted: “Reyes got robbed.”

One comment read: “The UFC needs to drug test their judges.”

And one wrote: “The 49-46 judge is on crack, the other two are correct.”


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