UFC 239 fight card: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm to headline event


95
11 shares, 95 points

UFC 239 fight card: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm to headline event

via WordPress ift.tt/2CGOjZb

International Fight Week just got a whole lot more interesting. On Wednesday, ESPN reported that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would defend his title against fast rising contender Thiago Santos while women’s bantam and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes would defend her 135-pound strap against former titleholder Holly Holm.

Can’t get enough UFC? Subscribe to my podcast State of Combat with Brian Campbell where we break down everything you need to know in the Octagon.

The two fights will headline UFC’s perennial top card of the year from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 6. The announcement comes just hours after Jones teased the idea of moving up to heavyweight and challenging Stipe Miocic on this same card.

I don’t think you guys are ready to witness @stipemiocic and I, would July give you all enough time?

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 27, 2019

Jones (24-1) is coming off a decision victory over Anthony Smith in March after stopping Alexander Gustafsson in December to reclaim the title he has never lost in action. Santos (21-6), meanwhile, has been on an absolute tear since moving up to 205 pounds, with stoppage wins over Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz in his last two fights.

Nunes (17-4) is coming off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory when she knocked out Cris Cyborg in under two minutes to claim the 145-pound title. Nunes has not lost since 2014. Holm (12-4), meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Megan Anderson last June and is 2-4 overall since beating Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight crown in 2015. Holm is the only former champion between the 125, 135 and 145-pound divisions that Nunes has not beaten in her illustrious career.

News

Posted by smashdownsportsnews on 2019-03-28 00:38:20

Tagged: , Boxing , News , Fighting,Martial Arts,Mixed Martial Arts,UFC,Ultimate Fighting C , Las Vegas , NV , United States , USA


Like it? Share with your friends!

95
11 shares, 95 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
3
hate
confused confused
2
confused
fail fail
1
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
2
love
lol lol
3
lol
omg omg
2
omg
win win
1
win
1800mmaplanet

0 Comments

Try Spin to Win!
Kindly get back to your previous orientation view... your wheel is rolling there...

Congratulations! Your winning link has been sent to you via email.
1800MMAPlanet® special offer unlocked!
You have a chance to win! Are you feeling lucky? Give it a spin :)
* You can spin the wheel by entering your email
* If you win, you can claim your special offer via email within a limited time
* 1800MMAPlanet® reserves the right to cancel this special offer anytime

Are You a 1800MMAPlanet® Affiliate?

What are you waiting for :)
1800MMAPlanet® affiliates earn 35% commissions per sale and so can you!  (sign up below)
AVAIL NOW
Bonus:  Receive free ($197 value) tips & training on affiliate marketing when you become a 1800MMAPlanet® affiliate.  Congratulations!
1800mmaplanet 1024x1024
close-link

1800MMAPlanet® Gear

The Best MMA Gear. Period.™
Sign up below for an exclusive coupon code you can use instantly on your first purchase :)
AVAIL NOW
This is a limited time offer
close-link

MMA Training, Tips & More!

Exclusive Bonus:  Dream Car Contest
(Don't Miss This!)
Offer Expires In:
1800MMAPlanet®
Start Training Now!
close-link
Don't Miss This!

Want to Win the Car of Your Dreams?

Limited Time Offer
Get DREAM CAR!
1800MMAPlanet®
close-link
Congratulations!
Get Coupon
close-image
MMA Training, Tips & More!
1800MMAPlanet® Limited Time Offer
Start Training!
close-image

GET $5
OFF

on your first purchase
Get Coupon
close-link
Check your email to get your winning coupon!X
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format