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UFC 247 live results: Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes, emanating from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

The UFC returns to Houston for the first time in three years with two title fights featuring two of the most dominant champions in the sport today.

In the main event, long-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones makes his next title defense against undefeated challenger Dominick Reyes. Jones looks to further cement his status as the greatest fighter of all-time against an upstart Reyes, who has won his first twelve career fights to earn himself the next shot at Jones.

In the co-main event, dominant UFC Women's Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko makes her third title defense against Katlyn Chookagian. Shevchenko looks to keep her momentum going from the last two years as she looks for her fifth straight win while Chookagian looks to score one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.

Also on the main card is an exciting featherweight battle as Dan Ige looks for his fifth straight win against Mirsad Bektic, while fan favorite Derrick Lewis looks to make it two straight wins when he welcomes Ilir Latifi to the heavyweight division.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Austin Lingo (7-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Youssef Zalal (7-2, 0-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Lingo coming forward and landing early before they clinch. Lingo lands a knee before they break and Zalal with a leg kick and then one high. Zalal looks for a takedown but Lingo defends against the fence. Lingo with some body punches before they break. They trade right hands. Zalal gets Lingo down for a second but they get up and Zalal with some knees. Lingo has a bloody nose from a kick by Zalal. They trade in close range and Lingo lands a good combo. Lingo lands a right hand. Zalal gets a takedown with less than a minute to go in the round. They scramble up and Lingo takes the back standing. Lingo with a late takedown. 10-9 Zalal.

Zalal going right for the single leg against the fence. Zalal completes the takedown. Zalal working in the guard of Lingo. Not much is happening as Zalal is keeping Lingo pinned down. Zalal moves to looking for a D'arce choke. Lingo gets to his feet but Zalal still has the neck. Zalal looking for a guillotine as he drops down. He's now rolling for an anaconda but Lingo escapes and they stand. Zalal with a head kick. Lingo lands a left hand. Zalal gets another takedown but Lingo has the neck. They stand late and Zalal with a head kick. 10-9 Zalal, 20-18 Zalal.

They trade to start the third as Lingo is pressing the action. Zalal with some leg kicks. Lingo with a leg kick. Lingo pressing forward throwing and Zalal lands a knee. Zalal gets another takedown and has side control. Zalal looking for the neck. Zalal now back in the full guard of Lingo. Zalal really controlling from the top. He lands some elbows and they then stand. Zalal grabs the neck standing and lands some knees and pulls Lingo to the mat. They stand and break. Lingo with some body punches. Zalal with a body kick. Zalal gets another takedown. Zalal has the neck but Lingo escapes. Zalal with a late choke attempt. 10-9 Zalal, 30-27 Zalal.

Official Result- Youseff Zalal def. Austin Lingo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Andre Ewell (15-6, 2-2 UFC) vs. Jonathan Martinez (11-2, 2-1 UFC)
Bantamweights

They trade kicks to start. Martinez with some low kicks. Ewell lands a right hand. Martinez with a high kick. He lands another. Ewell with a left hand to the body. Martinez with a kick that may have gone low but not called and then lands a high kick. Ewell drops Martinez briefly with a left hand. Ewell with a combo to the body. Ewell with some good punches in close range. Martinez with a front kick. Ewell with a combo and Martinez shoots in but Ewell defends against the fence. They break and throw big bombs late and Ewell lands some good shots. That was a crazy sequence to end the round. 10-9 Ewell.

Ewell attacking the body early in the second. He lands a left hand. Martinez with some leg kicks but Ewell firing left hands back. Ewell with a nice left hand to the body. Ewell with a combo and lands a good right hook. Ewell with a body kick. Ewell with a jumping knee and follows up with more good knees but Martinez lands a left hand that stops him. Martinez shoots in and Ewell defends well. Martinez with a high kick and Ewell counters with a combo. They are both throwing big punches. Ewell stuffs a takedown and lands a good combo in return. Martinez with a body kick. Martinez stuns Ewell with a body kick and then lands some good punches. Martinez with a flurry as Ewell is hurting. Martinez with a good combo. Martinez with a leg kick trips Ewell up. 10-9 Martinez, 19-19.

Ewell with a right hand to the body. Ewell with a sledgehammer fist. Martinez with some kicks. They trade in close range. Ewell lands a nice left hand after Martinez lands a leg kick. Ewell lands some good body shots. Martinez still working the leg kicks. Martinez with a nice body kick. They trade some big punches late. Martinez lands good late. This was a great fight. 10-9 Martinez, 29-28 Martinez.

Official Result- Andre Ewell def. Jonathan Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

> Domingo Pilarte (8-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Journey Newson (9-2, 0-1 UFC)
Bantamweights

Pilarte with a head kick right away. He lands another. Pilarte with a quick combo. Newson then drops Pilarte with a right hand and then swarms on him with punches and finishes it. Great finish by Newson.

Official Result- Journey Newson def. Domingo Pilarte by TKO (punches) at :38 of Round 1

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> Miles Johns (10-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Mario Bautista (7-1, 1-1 UFC)
Bantamweights

Bautista tries a flying knee that misses but lands a right hand as he was coming down. Johns lands a nice left hand. Johns with a nice right hand. Bautista with a right hand. Bautista with an upper body kick. Johns with a leg kick. Bautista with a leg kick. Bautista with a body kick. Johns with a hard right hand that almost sends Bautista to the mat. Both are just looking for the right opening to capitalize. Johns with a right hand. Bautista lands a right hand followed by a knee. Close round. 10-9 Johns.

Bautista comes out firing to start the second round. Johns is trying to land the right hand but Bautista is slipping away. Bautista drops Johns with a big knee and swarms on him with punches and finishes him off. Great stoppage by Bautista.

Official Result- Mario Bautista def. Miles Johns by TKO (strikes) at 1:41 of Round 2

> Alex Morono (17-5 1 NC, 6-2 1 NC UFC) vs. Khaos Williams (9-1, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

They come out firing and Williams rocks Morono with a left hand and then drops him with an uppercut and finishes him off. This was wild and an incredible stoppage by Williams in his UFC debut.

Official Result- Khaos Williams def. Alex Morono by knockout (punches) at :27 of Round 1

> Lauren Murphy (#7, 11-4, 3-4 UFC) vs. Andrea Lee (#8, 11-3, 3-1 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

They trade early. Murphy already red under her eye less than a minute in. Lee landing to the body. Murphy landing some good shots in close range. They clinch and both land elbows. Murphy punches Lee and Lee loses her mouthpiece. That's happened twice. They trade in close. Lee with a head kick. Lee follows it with a flurry. Both women are red. They are trading wildly. Lee with an overhand right. They both score on a takedown and Murphy ends up on top. They get up late. Frantic round. 10-9 Lee.

Murphy lands a right hand. Lee landing some good combos. They trade in close and Murphy with a knee. They clinch for a second and Murphy with another knee. Lee with a body kick. Lee with a combo. Murphy goes for a takedown but Lee defends. Lee with a high kick. Lee with a leg kick and Murphy clinches with her against the fence. They break and Lee with a solid combo. Murphy gets a late takedown and ends the round on top. Close round. 10-9 Murphy, 19-19.

They trade combos to start the third. Lee landing a little more to start the round. Murphy hurts Lee with a left hand. Murphy tries a flying knee but Lee lands a left as she's in the air and Murphy falls to the ground. Lee quickly grabs the neck and is applying pressure. Lee trying a guillotine but she doesn't have it properly locked in. She's looking to get it locked in tighter as Murphy lands some body punches and Murphy escapes. Lee gets to her feet and they separate. They trade in close range. Murphy with some jabs. Lee with a spin kick to the body. Lee shoots for a takedown but Murphy defends. Murphy now has the body lock against the fence. They are both battling for the takedown. They break and clinch at the end. Close fight. 10-9 Lee, 29-28 Lee.

Official Result- Lauren Murphy def. Andrea Lee by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

> Trevin Giles (11-2, 2-2 UFC) vs. James Krause (27-7, 8-3 UFC)
Middleweights

Krause took this fight just 30 hours ago. Giles lands some good punches early. They clinch and Krause with a takedown and he works to the back as they stand. Krause looking to get his arm under the neck. He has it locked in. Giles fighting it. They go to the mat and Krause looking to lock it back in. He lets go. Krause still has the back and Giles is defending with his hands. It's locked in now but Giles somehow escapes. Giles trying to spin into the guard and does. Giles with some punches from the top. He stands and lands a couple more. They stand and trade. They clinch against the fence as the round ends. 10-9 Krause.

Krause with some kicks and Giles fires back with some punches. Giles with a head kick that Krause partially blocks. Krause with some leg kicks. Giles lands a hard punch. Krause with some leg kicks but Giles lands a combo. Giles now landing punches against the fence and Krause is able to grab the body looking for a takedown. The break and Giles with more punches as Krause is pinned against the fence. They break and Giles with some hard punches. Krause tries a takedown but Giles defends and ends up on top. Giles working in the guard of Krause. Giles with some big right hands from the top and is landing more big punches. Krause looking for an armbar but lets go and Giles is landing big punches looking for the finish. This is close to being stopped. Krause survives the round. 10-9 Giles, 19-19.

Krause lands a right hand. Giles starts taunting Krause and Krause lands a hard right hand. Krause with another right hand. Krause landing some punches and a head kick and then a knee to the body. Giles was slowing down and then landed a big left hook. They trade hard punches and Giles rocks Krause for a moment. They clinch and Giles lands some as they break. They clinch and both land. Both men are exhausted. They trade and Krause tries a takedown but Giles defends. They tie up late. This was crazy. 10-9 Giles, 29-28 Giles.

Official Result- Trevin Giles def. James Krause by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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> Derrick Lewis (#6, 22-7 1 NC, 13-5 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (#12 LHW, 14-7 1 NC, 7-5 UFC)
Heavyweights

Lewis got a massive reaction. They clinch after Latifi ducks under a Lewis right hand. Latifi lands some punches as they break. Lewis with a flying knee that almost sent Latifi down. Latifi trying to take Lewis down but having trouble against the fence. They are broken up after a stalemate. Lewis with a high kick. Lewis with a head kick. They tie up. They break. Lewis with another hard kick and Latifi clinches again. 10-9 Lewis.

Lewis with a high kick. Latifi with a leg kick. Lewis with a body kick. Lewis tries a flying knee again but Latifi grabs him and they clinch against the fence and the crowd is booing this. Lewis with a knee to the body. Lewis with an elbow over the top. Latifi finally gets a body lock takedown. Latifi landing some soft body punches from the top but not much else is happening. They are stood up. Lewis with a head kick. Latifi grabs Lewis and throws him to the ground and then gets on top. 10-9 Latifi, 19-19.

Lewis just misses a right hand. Lewis lands a right hand. Lewis with another jumping knee and Latifi eats it clean and they tie up against the fence. Latifi gets another takedown and is in the half-guard of Lewis. Latifi with a few body punches but Lewis is keeping him from working much and not much is happening. The crowd is booing this. Lewis gets up and they break. Lewis with a flying knee and is now throwing punches. They tie up and Lewis with a knee. Latifi now pushes Lewis against the fence. Lewis with a knee. They break. Lewis with a head kick followed by a flurry. Lewis landing some punches and Latifi is just trying to latch onto him. Latifi with the body and Lewis lands some elbows. Lewis with a combo as they break and lands some more. Lewis with an uppercut. Lewis landing big and Latifi is in trouble. The fight ends. Lewis got that round in the last 90 seconds. 10-9 Lewis, 29-28 Lewis.

Official Result- Derrick Lewis def. Ilir Latifi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Mirsad Bektic (13-2, 6-2 UFC) vs. Dan Ige (12-2, 4-1 UFC)
Featherweights

They quickly tie up and Ige gets a brief takedown. They break and both are throwing big punches. They clinch and trade knees and Ige gets Bektic to the ground. Ige starts landing big punches as they scramble up. Ige with a leg kick. Ige lands some punches that rock Bektic. They clinch and Ige pushes Bektic against the fence. They break and Ige lands as they break. Ige with a combo. They both land as they clinch. They break and Ige with a spin kick. 10-9 Ige.

They trade to open the second. Bektic gets the body lock and gets a takedown and Ige almost reverses but Bektic ends up on top. Ige landing from the bottom as Bektic tries to improve position. They get to their feet and Bektic still has the single leg. Ige is cut on the top of his head. They fall to the mat and Ige is looking for a leg. Bektic looking for an arm-triangle. Bektic moves to the mount and almost has it locked in. Bektic lets go and moves into Ige's guard. Bektic ends the round on top. 10-9 Bektic, 19-19.

Ige lands a right hand as Bektic is backing up. Ige lands a body kick. Bektic is cirlcing around not doing much. Ige lands a combo. They trade in close range and tie up and Ige with an uppercut. Bektic trying for a single leg against the fence and Ige lands some elbows. Bektic still trying to take Ige down against the fence and they are broken up. Ige with a right hand. He lands another. Bektic tries a lazy shot and Ige sniffs it out. Ige with a combo. Ige with a right hand followed by a body kick. Bektic tries a takedown but Ige reverses for a moment and they are stuck in a weird positon on the mat. They scramble up and Bektic has the back. Ige tries to roll out and Bektic grabs his neck. Bektic tries to move to the back. Ige grabs a leg late. 10-9 Ige, 29-28 Ige.

Official Result- Dan Ige def. Mirsad Bektic by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

> Juan Adams (5-2, 1-2 UFC) vs. Justin Tafa (3-1, 0-1 UFC)
Heavyweights

They trade leg kicks. Tafa with some leg kicks. Tafa lands some good punches as Adams comes forward. Tafa with a hard right hook and then drops Adams with and uppercut and some follow-up punches and finishes it off.

Official Result- Justin Tafa def. Juan Adams by TKO (punches) at 1:59 of Round 1

> Valentina Shevchenko (C, 18-3, 7-2 UFC) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (#1, 13-2, 6-2 UFC)
UFC Women's Flyweight Championship

Shevchenko with a hard leg kick. Chookagian with some leg kicks but eats a spinning back fist from Shevchenko. Shevchenko with a combo ending with a leg kick. Shevchenko with a left hand followed by a leg kick. Chookagian with a kick and Shevchenko catches it and takes her down. Shevchenko working in the full guard. She cuts open Chookagian with a hard elbow. 10-9 Shevchenko.

Shevchenko with a body kick. Shevchenko with a big body kick. Chookagian is telegraphing her shots. Shevchenko lands a left hand. They trade in close range. Shevchenko with a hard leg kick. Shevchenko with another combo ending with a hard leg kick. Shevchenko with a massive axe head kick. Shevchenko with a takedown. She's working in the half-guard. Shevchenko now looking for an arm-triangle. She lets go and gets back into the full guard. She ends the round on top. 10-9 Shevchenko, 20-18 Shevchenko.

Chookagian with a kick and Shevchenko grabs the leg. Chookagian tries to pull guard but can't and Shevchenko takes her down and goes right to the crucifix positon. Shevchenko reigning down punches and it is stopped. She made it look easy as Shevchenko gets the stoppage and remains the champion.

Official Result- Valentina Shevchenko def. Katlyn Chookagain by TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 3 to retain the UFC Women's Flyweight Championship

> Jon Jones (C, 25-1 1 NC, 19-1 1 NC UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (#4, 12-0, 6-0 UFC)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

Reyes tries a left and early and Jones goes for a takedown but it is defended. Jones with the calf kicks. Reyes with a leg kick. Jones with a right hand. Jones with a leg kick and slips and Reyes lands a nice left hand. Reyes now teeing off on Jones and has him retreating. Jones pressed against the fence. Reyes with a body kick. Jones with a right hand and a leg kick. Reyes with a left hand. Reyes with a high kick and lands a eft hand and a spin kick. Reyes with a left hand. Jones with a body kick. Reyes with a body kick. Jones with a head kick. Jones with another. 10-9 Reyes.

Reyes with a left hand to the body. Jones with a left hand. Reyes with a body kick. Reyes landing some big punches and Jones is retreating. Jones ducking under and runs away. Jones with a body kick. Reyes with a leg kick and Jones counters with a left hand.Jones with a left hand. Jones with a front kick to the body. Jones with a right hand. Jones with jab wobbles Reyes. Jones with a right hand. Reyes lands a left. Jones with an inside leg kick. Jones with a left hand. Jones with a leg kick and then a side kick to the body. Reyes lands two hard left hands and then another. Reyes with a leg kick. 10-9 Reyes, 20-18 Reyes.

Jones with a leg kick. Reyes with a head kick that Jones blocks. Reyes with a body kick. Jones with a right hand and Reyes fires back with some lefts. Reyes with some leg kicks. Jones with a body kick. Reyes swinging for the fences. Reyes lands an uppercut. Jones with a head kick. Jones shoots for a takedown and Reyes defends it and they break the clinch. Jones with a left hook. Reyes with a body kick. Reyes circling around as Jones presses the action. Reyes with a left hand. 10-9 Jones, 29-28 Reyes.

Reyes landing early to start the round. Jones gets the body lock and tries a takedown but misses and now has Reyes and he finishes a takedown but they get up. Jones with a knee. They break. Jones with a leg kick. Reyes looking gassed. Jones tries a takedown but gets the back against the fence and lands a knee and they break. Jones with a leg kick. Jones with a right hand. Jones with a combo and they clinch. Jones with a left hook. Reyes lands a left hand. They trade in close. Jones with a head kick. Reyes with a high kick that Jones blocks. Jones pressing forward. Jones with a combo. 10-9 Jones, 38-38.

Reyes with a right hand. Jones shoots for a takedown and gets it. Jones has the back as they stand and goes back to the front in the clinch against the fence. They break and trade punches. Jones with a right hand and Reyes counters with a left. Jones with a leg kick. Jones with a body kick. Jones with a leg kick and follows it with a left hand. Jones witha  spin kick. Jones with a high kick and Reyes lands a left hand. Jones still applying pressure. Jones with a side kick to the body. Jones with a leg kick. Jones with another leg kick. He lands a body kick. Jones with a right hand. Reyes running away. 10-9 Jones, 48-47 Jones.

Official Result- Jon Jones def. Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to retain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship