Jon Jones will attempt to defend his light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 239 when he squares off with Thiago Santos.
‘Bones’ recaptured his light heavyweight title at December’s UFC 232 event by scoring a third round knockout victory over Alexander Gustafsson.
Following his second career victory over ‘The Mauler’, Jon Jones went on to defeat Anthony Smith via unanimous decision at April’s UFC 235 event.
Meanwhile, Thiago Santos enters tonight’s UFC 239 main event on a four fight win streak, which includes knockout victories over Jan Blachowicz, Eryk Anders and Jimi Manuwa.
Tonight’s pay-per-view event, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is packed with exciting action. In addition to Jon Jones vs. Thiago Silva, UFC 239 also features a women’s bantamweight title fight as Amanda Nunes takes on former division title holder Holly Holm.
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, undefeated welterweight Ben Askren will return to the cage at tonight’s event against fan favorite Jorge Masvidal.
Get all of tonight’s UFC 239 Results and Highlights below.
Main Card Pay-Per-View (10pm est)
Jon Jones (c) vs. Thiago Santos – Jones def. Santos via split decision (47-48, 48-47 x2)
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Holly Holm – Nunes def. Holm via KO (head kick) in Round 1
Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal – Masvidal def. Askren via KO (flying knee) at :05 of Round 1
Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz – Blachowicz def. Rockhold via KO in Round 2
Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez – Chiesa def. Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
UFC 239 Prelims (8pm est)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen – Allen def. Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Marlon Vera vs. Nohelin Hernandez – Vera def. Hernandez via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:25 of Round 2
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Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos – Gadelha def. Markos via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Alejandro Perez vs. Song Yadong – Yadong def. Perez via KO (punch) at 2:04 of Round 1
UFC 239 Early Prelims (6:15 est)
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman – Shahbazyan def. Marshman via Submission (rear naked choke) at 1:12 of Round 1
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Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre – Rencountre def. Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad – Avila def. Kianzad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com July 6, 2019