UFC 247 is going to be a great fight night for all the UFC fans. The main and co-main events are gonna be big! So let's look at what to expect
UFC 247 will entertain the fans with 13 different fights (3 early prelims, 5 preliminary card fights, and 5 main card fights - including 2 belt fights!)
UFC 247 Fights That Caught My Eye
Let's start with the main event fight because that's why we all are so excited about UFC 247.
Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes - Light Heavyweight
Jon Jones has been around for a while now and throughout his amazing career 25-1-0 he had some memorable fights like the one vs Gustafsson in UFC 165.
Jones has been around for so long that it's really hard to believe he is on 32. Jones is in his fighting prime has plenty of experience to defend his belt and his nasty elbows are still among his toughest and deadliest weapons.
Dominick Reyes 12-0-0 is a mean-looking dude with strong punches and good submission skills. Reyes has been around for couple years now and he still hasn't found a foe that would match his skills. It's only logical for Reyes to challenge Jones for the heavyweight belt because there is nobody else who will want to fight him.
Both fighters are expected to put up a show. It will not be like anything like McGregor vs Cerrone fight that was over in 41 seconds. I expect to see a good 3-4 round fight with Jones leaving the octagon as an undisputed champion.
Dominick Reyes is a beast but I cannot see him strip the belt from the reigning light heavyweight champ. Jones is one of the best fighters perhaps even the best fighter that has ever fought in the octagon and I don't see Reyes winning this fight.
Shevchenko vs Chookagian - Women Flyweight
This is another greatly anticipated fight that UFC 247 will showcase.
Valentina Shevchenko 18-3-0 is a reining flyweight champ and is being challenged by Katlyn Chookagian 13-2-0
Both of these ladies can bring hell on their opponents at any given moment. Both fighters are versatile and have enough stamina to keep going for 5 rounds, so expect a long tactical fight.
That being said, I think Shevchenko will have the upper hand and will defend her belt and win by decision. She will control the octagon for most of the fight and will utilize her grappling skills in the 2-4 rounds after causing a lot of damage to Chookagian's face.
Shevchenko will try to KO her opponent on multiple occasions but I don't think she will succeed. It's likely to see Chookagian defend herself for most of the fight and wait for the right moment to KO the champ with an accurate strike.
Shevchenko lost 2 out of her 3 fights to Amanda Nunes who is without any questions the best women fighter of her generation. Schevchenko also defeated Jessica Eye in 2019 only a year after Eye defeated Chookagian in 2018.