On Saturday, July 6, the UFC will host UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his belt against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago Santos. After reclaiming the 205-pound strap in December with a knockout of Alexander Gustafsson, Jones was in action in March, dominating Anthony Smith over five rounds at UFC 235. Santos enters the match-up having won four straight, including three straight since moving up in weight late last year. “Marreta” has scored 15 knockouts in his 21 career victories.

The co-main event also features gold on the line as women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes takes on former bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm.



The action kicks off at 6:15 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on ESPN+. Four additional preliminary-card bouts follow on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, with the five-fight main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

The fighters hit the scales at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, July 5. Video of the action (courtesy of the UFC) appears above, while the results will be posted below as they become available.

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Jon Jones (205) vs. Thiago Santos (204.5) – for light heavyweight title
Amanda Nunes (135) vs. Holly Holm (133.5) – for women’s bantamweight title
Jorge Masvidal (170.5) vs. Ben Askren (171)
Jan Blachowicz (205.5) vs. Luke Rockhold (204.5)
Diego Sanchez (169) vs. Michael Chiesa (170.5)
ESPN Preliminary Card
Gilbert Melendez (145.5) vs. Arnold Allen (145.5)
Marlon Vera (136) vs. Nohelin Hernandez (136)
Claudia Gadelha (115) vs. Randa Markos (116)
Alejandro Perez (135.5) vs. Song Yadong (135.5)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Edmen Shahbazyan (185) vs. Jack Marshman (185)
Ismail Naurdiev (170.5) vs. Chance Rencountre (170.5)
Julia Avila (135) vs. Pannie Kianzad (135)

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