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Jon Jones to defend UFC light heavyweight title vs. Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8

MMAJunkie logo MMAJunkie 11/22/2019 Danny Segura
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Jon Jones has his next title fight lined up.

The UFC light heavyweight champion will take on undefeated contender Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8 in Houston, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday.

The race to challenge Jones was between top contenders Corey Anderson and Reyes, but Jones made it pretty clear in the last couple of weeks he was only interested on fighting Reyes.

Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) was last seen in action in July, when he out-pointed Thiago Santos to defend his belt in the main event of UFC 239. The 32-year-old Jackson Wink MMA product remains one of the most dominant champions in the UFC, with his lone loss coming via disqualification against Matt Hamill back in 2009.

Meanwhile, Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) recently picked up the biggest win of his career. Last month, Reyes scored a first-round knockout over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on ESPN 6. Reyes, 29, sits fourth in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie light heavyweight rankings.


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