UFC 247 preview: Inside Jon Jones’ resume and the major record he can set in Houston

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returns Saturday after seven months off to put his title on the line against Dominick Reyes in the UFC 247 main event.

Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) has been through a lot in his career, but it seems as though this latest title reign is where his full potential could be met. UFC 247, which takes place at Toyota Center in Houston and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, could represent the 14th UFC title-fight win for Jones, giving him the all-time record.

That footnote in history is something Jones has been pursuing for quite some time, but he’ll have to get through Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) to make it happen. Is he capable? Jones’ record below shows the depth of his accomplishments so far.

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Jon Jones

Jones is ranked No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA light heavyweight rankings and No. 2 pound-for-pound.

He competes in his 22nd UFC light heavyweight bout, the most appearances in divisional history.

His current 17-fight UFC unbeaten streak in light heavyweight competition is the longest active streak in the division and longest in the history of the weight class. It’s also the longest UFC unbeaten streak among active fighters.

His 17-fight unbeaten streak in UFC competition is the longest in company history.

His 19 UFC light heavyweight victories are the most in divisional history.

His 10 stoppage victories in UFC light heavyweight competition are tied with Glover Teixeira for the most in modern divisional history.

His five submission victories in UFC light heavyweight competition are tied with Teixeira for most in divisional history.

He’s defeated six fighters who once held an undisputed UFC belt, the most of any active fighter in the organization.

His eight fight-night bonuses for UFC light heavyweight bouts are tied with Mauricio Rua for the most in divisional history.

His reach of 84.5 inches is longest in the light heavyweight division and longest among active UFC fighters.