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The Official Scorecard For Jones Vs. Reyes Revealed As Texas Commission Make "Mistake"

The Official Scorecard For Jones Vs. Reyes Revealed As Texas Commission Make "Mistake"

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation made a "mistake" on the official scorecard for Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes.

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Jones controversially beat Reyes by unanimous decision to defend his UFC light-heavyweight title at UFC 247 in Houston.

The judges scored the main-event clash 48-47, 48-47 & 49-46 to the champion and shortly after the decision was called out, the official scorecard emerged online with a "mistake".

The Texas commission awarded Jones the victory by unanimous decision despite marking the bout as a "draw" and "majority draw" on the scorecard.

Image: Marc Raimondi/Twitter
Image: Marc Raimondi/Twitter
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Marcos Rosales had Jones winning three rounds (second, fourth and fifth). Chris Lee also had him winning three rounds (third, fourth and fifth) while Joe Solis inexplicably gave Jones four rounds (second, third, fourth and fifth).

UFC president Dana White called Solis' card "insane" and believes the valiant challenger deserves an immediate rematch.

"Do I think he deserves the rematch? Sure, he does," he said in the UFC 247 post-fight press conference.

"But we'll see what happens... Here's the other thing. Say what you want about Jon Jones - Jon Jones wins fights. It's not like there's this landslide.

"I've been hearing this all night. 'Jon Jones won the fight, it was a draw, Reyes won the fight.' It's all over the map.

"It all depends on the way you judge a fight and it doesn't f**king matter - we're not judges. One thing I do know - both of these guys are tough as nails, man. The shots that both these guys took tonight to the body, legs, head. Phenomenal fight between two phenomenal athletes. Say what you want about Jon Jones - Jon Jones wins fights."

Reyes suffered his first professional defeat in his career as he moves to 12-1 (6-1 in the UFC).

Should he get another shot at Jones? Let us know in the comments.

Topics: UFC 247, Jon Jones, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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