MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #232: Jones + Shevchenko Still Champs After UFC 247: MMA Judging Debate

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On this edition of The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast, UFC On ESPN anchor Karyn Bryant and UFC welterweight Alan Jouban discuss the action that went down at UFC 247.  In the main event, Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defeated Dominick Reyes via a controversial unanimous decision.  In the UFC 247 co-main event, Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko defeated Katlyn Chookagian at 1:03 of Round 3 by TKO. Karyn and Alan also discuss the UFC 247 match-up between Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis and Ilir Latifi, James Krause’s last-minute fight and the problems with MMA fight judging.

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34 Comments on "MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast #232: Jones + Shevchenko Still Champs After UFC 247: MMA Judging Debate"

  1. I understand a lot of these ridiculous points of views Jon Bones Jones is good for business there are now 3 fights he git gifted the win Gustavson , Santos and Reyes with this last one being the Robbery of the Century as bad as we see it in Boxing.

  2. The way Alan talks about the 2nd and 3rd rounds not being Dom; yet he literally threw a hissy fit when he lost the decision and didn’t even do as much as Dom did in those rounds when he had fought Dwight Grant. So his scoring of this fight showcases how little Alan knows about the scoring system. Dom won 1st, 2nd and 3rd clearly. The only toss up round was 4th. Smh this was in fact a robbery. I’m a Jones fan, and I’m unbiased as hell. But to claim that wasn’t a robbery is such an idiocy.

  3. LN

    STOP TALKING ABOUT JON JONES ON HW DIVISIONJon jones always win against smaller fighters, thats why he is the champion for too long, because he always fight smaller fightersThats why he lost to Reyes and Gustaffson, because they were not smaller than JonesJones is a smart guy, he wanna still fight smaller guys on LHW division

  4. Here is the full UPDATED card for UFC Fight Night 167-Anderson vs Blachowicz 2Prelims @ 5pm/2pmFlyweight Division13. Mark De La Rosa 11-3: 2-3 vs. 14. Rauilvan Paiva 18-3: 0-2Womens Bantamweight Division12. Macy Chiasson 5-1: 3-1 vs. Shanna Young 7-2Bantamweight Division15. Casey Kenney 13-1-1: 2-0 vs. Merab Dvalishi 9-4: 2-2Flyweight Division7. Rogerio Bontin 16-1, 1NC: 2-0 vs. Ray Borg 12-4:6-4Lightweight DivisionScott Holtzman 13-3: 6-3 vs. Jim Miller 31-13, 1NC: 20-12,1NCBantamweight Division13.John Dodson 20-11:10-6 vs. Nathaniel Wood 16-3:3-0Welterweight DivisionTim Means 29-11-1,1NC: 11-7,1NC vs. Daniel Rodriguez 9-1Main Card @ 8pm/5pmLightweight DivisionYancy Mederios 15-6,1NC: 6-6,1NC vs. Landon Vannata 10-4-2: 2-4-2Lightweight DivisionBrock Weaver 14-4 vs. Rodrigo Vargas 10-3:0-1Womens Flyweight Division12. Montana De La Rosa 10-5: 3-1 vs. 13. Mara Romero Borella 12-6, 2NC: 2-2Light Heavyweight DivisionDevin Clark 10-4: 4-4 vs. Dequan Townsend 21-10: 0-2Light Heavyweight Division5. Corey Anderson 13-4: 10-4 vs. 6. Jan Blachowicz 25-8: 8-5

  5. Awesome podcast Karyn and Alan as always. Glad you guys had time to record this before Karyn left for Rio Ranchio. Monday Night it came out that Nicco Montano IS Out of her fighting Saturday. MMA Fighting's Damon Martin reported she torn her MCL in training. Was hoping to stay in. Went to the PI couldnt get cleared. Instead newcomer Shanna Young who normally competes at 125 lbs is steeping in with a 7-2 record. I am not clamoring for the triology of Valentina vs Amanda. I think those people that want it in their minds Valentina should be champion at Womens Bantamweight. Womens Flyweight Division is only 26 months old. Nicco Montano won the Ultimate FIghter to be the first champion. Valentina wants to actively defend this title and continue to put the division on map. I think people will care once Valentina loses I hate to say. Went through it with Ronda at 135 and Mighty Mouse at 125 lbs. I think Dominick Reyes won it 3-2. Joe Solis gave Jon round 2-5. Trevin Giles 29-28 including 1 and 3 over James Krause and Andre Ewell 30-27 over Jonathan Martinez. Dom outstroke Jon 118-104. Dominick had the best offense against Jon than anybody. This was Jon's 3rd defense in his 2nd reign. We have to remember its been 9 years since anybody not named Jon Jones or Daniel Cormier was champ at Light Heavyweight.

  6. I take umbrage with people who talk about finishing strong like that matters. Under the current rules it doesn't. The first round is scored the same as the last round. They have equal weight.

    I also don't like when people bring up pressure. That is not a scoring criteria. Walking forward is not supposed to earn you points. If that is what is influencing the judges then there is a big issue with the judges not understanding the scoring criteria.

  7. I would say it was close, but unanimous is not a close fight. If anything it should have been a split or Dom got the belt. In my opinion. It will be a good 2nd fight if it happens. Open scoring will help the fighters and pressure the judges a little more.

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