MMA, martial arts

Dominick Reyes robbed by Jon Jones? See ‘UFC 247’ judges Marcos Rosales, Joe Solis, Chris Lee’s score cards

Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes

Many mixed martial arts experts and fans are not happy about the loss of Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes, 30, of Victorville, California, United States to the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, 32, of Rochester, New York, USA at “UFC 247.” The defending champion won via unanimous decision, breaking the undefeated record of the challenger.

Featuring 12 MMA matches, the UFC held “UFC 247” at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA on February 8, 2020. The title bout between Jones and Reyes was the main event.

It was Dan Miragliotta who served as the referee. Get to know the three judges and how they scored the bout:

Judge #1: 

Marcos Rosales

Held on November 2, 2001, “UFC 34” marked Rosales’s debut as a UFC judge. He also serves as a judge in Bellator MMA.

Months after serving as a referee to a fight with an HIV-positive fighter at “Glory 52” on  March 31, 2018 in Long Beach, California, Rosales sued the California State Athletic Commission. Meanwhile, here is how he scored the “UFC 247” main event:

Round

JON JONES

DOMINICK REYES

1 9 10
2 10 9
3 9 10
4 10 9
5 10 9

Total

48

47

 

Judge #2:

Joe Solis

Solis gave Andre “Mr. Highlight” Ewell a score of 30 and Jonathan “Dragon” Martinez a score of 27 in their bantamweight bout at “UFC 247.” The second judge saw it 29-28 in favor of Ewell while the third judge scored it 28-29 in favor of Martinez.

Among the three judges of the “UFC 247” main event, only Solis gave Jones four out of five rounds as the other two gave the defending champion only three. Here are Solis’s scores:

Round

JON JONES

DOMINICK REYES

1 9 10
2 10 9
3 10 9
4 10 9
5 10 9

Total

49

46

 

Judge #3:

Chris Lee

On July 8, 2006, Lee made his debut as a UFC judge at “UFC 61.” Since then, he has been serving as a judge in the UFC and in Bellator MMA.

Lee was one of the MMA experts who recommended Glenn Trowbridge’s 2014 book titled “Judging Professional MMA: A training manual for judging professional Mixed Martial Arts.” Meanwhile, here is how Lee scored the “UFC 247” main event:

Round

JON JONES

DOMINICK REYES

1 9 10
2 9 10
3 10 9
4 10 9
5 10 9

Total

48

47

 

By beating Reyes at “UFC 247,” Reyes became the MMA fighter with the most title fight victories in the UFC. Here is the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s post-fight backstage interview:

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