UFC 247:Jones vs. Reyes No. 6 James Krause steps up on hours noticeBy MMA Junkie Staff | February 8, 2020 11:25 am Follow UFC 247: How to watch Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes, plus full analysis UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More
The UFC’s second pay-per-view of the year takes place Saturday with UFC 247, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready.The event takes place Saturday at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
Jon Jones (c) (-450) vs. Dominick Reyes (+325) for the light heavyweight title
Valentina Shevchenko (c) (-1400) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (+800) for the women’s flyweight title
Juan Adams (-220) vs. Justin Tafa (+180)
Mirsad Bektic (-145) vs. Dan Ige (+115)
Derrick Lewis (-270) vs. Ilir Latifi (+220)
UFC 247 takes place on Saturday Feb. 8 in the US.
Here are the start times by region.
The Main Card starts at 10 p.m. (ET)
The Prelims start at 8 p.m. (ET)
The Early Prelims start at 6:15 p.m. (ET)UFC 247
Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
In the main event, Jon Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC). In the co-feature, Valentina Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) defends her flyweight title against Katlyn Chookagian (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC).Additionally, heavyweights Derrick Lewis (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and Ilir Latifi (14-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) collide in the main card opener.The sixth episode of “Embedded” follows the top fighters competing on the main card as they wind through their fight week obligations. Here is the UFC’s description:
On Episode 6 of UFC 247 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones enjoys sweet notes from his daughter, a small lunch and big guns. The two title fights are official — and intense — as flyweight queen, Valentina Shevchenko faces off against Katlyn Chookagian, and Jones squares up with Dominick Reyes at the ceremonial weigh-in. Middleweight James Krause steps up on very short notice to compete on Saturday. UFC 247 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights taking place Saturday, February 8th on Pay-Per-View. Order the Pay-Per-View at
UFC 247 is almost here, and this one is absolutely intriguing. At this point Jon Jones is almost certainly the greatest fighter we’ve seen in the Octagon. He’s essentially undefeated and has a resume few, outside maybe GSP, can match. So when he fights at UFC 247, against undefeated up-and-comer Dominick Reyes, you should probably tune in.
But is this a squash match? Not exactly. Although Jones is coming in (rightly) as a massive favourite, there’s a big chance Reyes can get the upset here, mainly because Reyes’ strengths match up well against some of Jones’ known weaknesses. In the past Jones has struggled with slick boxers (Alexander Gustafsson) and good leg kickers (Thiago Santos). Reyes just so happens to be a very slick boxer, with good lateral movement, who tends to kick extremely well both to the legs and the head.
There’s also the fact that Jones came extremely close to losing his last match against Thiago Santos, who fought most of the match with a severely busted up knee. It’s easy to forget, but once upon a time Anderson Silva looked completely unbeatable before losing to Chris Weidman. Father time comes for us all.How to watchThis year the UFC entered a new partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, bad news for consumer choice. If you live in the US especially.
Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy any services linked via our site.In the US, you can only watch UFC 247 on PPV through ESPN+. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options, according to ESPN’s site.Existing yearly ESPN+ subscribers can buy the event for $65.
Existing monthly ESPN+ subscribers will be able to either upgrade to an annual plan and purchase UFC PPV for $85 OR purchase the UFC PPV for $65 by itself.
New ESPN+ subscribers can buy a bundle of one UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN+ annual recurring subscription for $85. The ESPN+ annual subscription will auto-renew after one year, at the price of an ESPN+ annual subscription at the time of auto-renewal.You can do all of the above at the link below.
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 245 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 245 through Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation 4 or using the UFC app on your Xbox One.