UFC 247, Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes: What UK time in the fight tonight and when are the ringwalks?

Alex Pattle
The Independent
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UFC icon Jon Jones takes on Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 tonight, in his 15th-straight title fight.

Jones has never been beaten in the UFC, with the only blemish on his 22-1 (1) professional record coming when he was disqualified for throwing illegal downward elbows in his tenth professional fight, against Matt Hamill.

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He outpointed Thiago Santos last time out and is the overwhelming favourite to beat Reyes tonight.

The 30-year-old Mexican American will need to produce the performance of his career if he is to stun Jones and capture the UFC light heavyweight title.

Here’s what you need to know.

UFC 247 preview

When is UFC 247?

UFC 247 is tonight: Saturday February 8. So that means it’s in the early hours of Sunday morning for UK fans.

Where is it?

The fights take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

What time will the main event start?

The main card will take place at 3am GMT. Expect the main event to take place around 4.30am.

Which TV channel can I watch it on?

UFC 247 will be shown live on BT Sport 2.

The action is not pay-per-view in the UK.

Full card

Main Card

  • Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes (Light heavyweight title)

  • Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian (Women's flyweight title)

  • Juan Adams vs Justin Tafa (heavyweight)

  • Mirsad Bektic vs Dan Ige (featherweight)

  • Derrick Lewis vs Ilir Latifi (heavyweight)

Prelims

  • Trevin Giles vs Antonio Arroyo (middleweight)

  • Alex Morono vs Kalinn Williams (welterweight)

  • Lauren Murphy vs Andrea Lee (women's flyweight)

Early prelims

  • Miles Johns vs Mario Bautista (bantamweight)

  • Journey Newson vs Domingo Pilarte (bantamweight)

  • Andre Ewell vs Jonathan Martinez (bantamweight)

Odds

Jones to win: 2/9

Reyes to win: 10/3

Prediction

Jones was not at his best last time out. But he should have too much for Reyes. We’re predicting Jones by UD.

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