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Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes talk lots in first staredown

LAS VEGAS – Promotional efforts for February’s UFC 247 kicked off today with tickets going on sale to the public and the key fighters participating in a press conference. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) and top contender Dominick Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who meet in the main event, were in attendance, as were women’s flyweight titleholder Valentina Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and challenger Katlyn
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Tito Ortiz thinks he has a good chance to beat UFC champ Jon Jones

Tito Ortiz has made quite a bold statement. Speaking to TMZ, Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, said he thinks he can beat arguably the greatest fighter of all time, current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. “I think I can beat Jon Jones,” Ortiz said. “I think I have a good chance – I really do think I’ve got a good chance. If people say, ‘Oh, Tito, (expletive),
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Jon Jones opens as favorite over Dominick Reyes before UFC title fight

Jon Jones has voiced his self-belief going into Feb. 8, when he defends his title against Dominick Reyes. But he’s not the only one feeling confident. According to oddsmakers, Jones’ next title defense once again will be his fight to lose. According to BetMGM, Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) is more than a 4-1 favorite to beat Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in Houston at an event that is expected
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Spinning Back Clique: Is Israel Adesanya inside Jon Jones’ head?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. In this week’s episode, John Morgan, “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” break down the Jon Jones-Israel Adesanya rivalry, UFC 246’s two title fights in Houston, what’s next for Michael Page in Bellator and more. Jon Jones said he’s done talking about Israel Adesanya. But then he went right back to
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Is Dominick Reyes ready for Jon Jones?

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here! On episode 3,004 of the podcast, the guys break down the latest MMA news and notes, as well as unpack Bellator Europe 6 from over the weekend in London. It’s official. Jon Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight title vs. Dominick Reyes on Feb. 8 in Houston. Is Reyes ready for this massive challenge, or
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Experts debate how dangerous is Dominick Reyes for Jon Jones?

Jon Jones hasn't fought in the Octagon since edging Thiago Santos on July 6, but his battle with motivation has played out on social media ever since.Jones just couldn't seem to get excited about defending his light heavyweight title against any of the top contenders, including ESPN No. 4-ranked Dominick Reyes and No. 5 Corey Anderson, who are both coming off impressive victories.Jones tweeted on Sept. 9 that big news
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Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes UFC title fight set for Feb. 8 in Houston

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