MMAJon Jones to face the undefeated Dominick Reyes for the Light Heavyweight Title in Feb. by Daniel Yanofsky November 22, 2019 There were multiple choices to become contenders for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. One recent performance has seemingly impressed the UFC enough to give one of those men a title shot. It is being reported by BJPenn.com and ESPN that Jon Jones will defend his title on February 8th against Dominick Reyes.Reyes (12-0) was last seen in October when he knocked out Chris Weidman in a round-one squash. The 29-year-old is considered one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC, winning six fights with the promotion. Prior to beating Weidman, Reyes edged Volkan Oezdemir via split decision back in March. With seven wins via knockout, Reyes will be looking to prove he belongs with the elite.Considered by many to be the MMA Fighter of the Decade, Jon Jones (25-1, 1NC) has been pining for Reyes as his next opponent. The 32-year-old is coming off of two wins in 2019. One was a decisive unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 and a hard-fought split decision win against Thiago Santos at UFC 239.While Jones’ personal life has been questioned by drugs, suspensions and other legal issues, he has managed to climb back to the top of the UFC mountain. Controversial as he may be, Jones continues to show just how dominant a fighter he has been since the moment he stepped inside the octagon.Choosing Reyes as the challenger has upset many fans who expected Corey Anderson to fight for the title. Anderson (13-4) is on a four-fight win streak, just recently knocking out prospect Johnny Walker at UFC 244. Instead of a bout between him and Reyes, Dana White has decided to save time for everyone involved.This is the second title fight to be added to the February 8 card. It was previously reported that Valentina Shevchenko would defend her Flyweight Title against Katlyn Chookagian. The card currently does not have a number or a location as the UFC has not officially announced its 2020 schedule yet. Post Views: 820The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsDaniel YanofskyBaseball Editor, Misc. Sports Editor. Covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a podcast, The Main Event.Latest posts by Daniel Yanofsky (see all) Mets hire Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltran as manager - January 23, 2020 An Outsider’s 2020 Hall of Fame Ballot - January 21, 2020 A Wild Yo Sighting: Yoenis Cespedes participates in running, fielding and hitting drills - January 21, 2020 Following Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246, is “The King” truly back? - January 20, 2020 Related TopicsDominick ReyesJon JonesLocal Athletesmmaufc Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020More in MMAThe Mockery of A Sport: Paul vs. AskrenJake Paul and Ben Askren are set to fight tonight, and as a fan... The Leverage Game: What’s Going on Between Jon Jones and UFC?After Francis Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic, fight fans everywhere were already excited about... Athletes and their “Charitable” ContributionsThe other day I was watching TV when I saw a commercial for Conor... Should the Holloway vs. Katter fight have been Stopped in the 4th Round? Dana White thought so…In my honest opinion, when it comes to sports there is nothing like watching... Three more PFL fighters face action following failed drug tests Is Dominick Reyes finally the right opponent to take on Jon Jones?