MMA's best fighter, Jon Jones, headlines huge card at Toyota Center on Saturday
MMA returns to Houston on the biggest scale Saturday night, as UFC 247 comes to Toyota Center with a unique card that features the greatest fighter in the world along with a lot of fighters with Houston connections.
If you have a chance to go in person, it is well worth it. If not, the pay per view is well worth your money.
The headliner is Jon Jones, the undisputed best fighter in the world. Jones is 25-1 with his only loss a controversial disqualification. He will face unbeaten Dominick Reyes (12-0). It is a rare chance to see one of the most dominant performers in a sport perform in Houston. Imagine Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods in his prime, and that is Jones to MMA.
But there are several other great fights on the card. Fan favorite Valentina Schevchenko takes on Katlyn Chookagian in the fight before Jones.
A couple of heavyweights who got their start in Houston are also on the main card. Juan Adams looks to get back on track against Justin Tafa, and Derrick Lewis returns with a match against Ilie Latifi.
The other fight on the main card features Mirsad Bektic against Dan Ige.
Jones, Adams, Bektic and Alex Morono, who fights on the ESPN part of the card, were all featured on The Blitz this week. Adams was on Tuesday's show, while the others all appeared on Wednesday. All of those interviews are available on podcastareana.com
On Thursday, Dana White will appear in studio.
The card starts at 5:30 with the fight pass bouts. The Pay Per View card starts at 9 p.m.
Tickets are available here and at Toyota Center . The PPV is available on ESPN Plus.