Settling in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, 6th July, UFC 239 will be the year's biggest event so far. The main event is a light heavyweight championship match between defending champion Jon Jones and strong striker Thiago Santos. Concurrent two-division champs-Champ Amanda Nunes defends the title of her women bantamweight title vs. the former world champion Holly Holm in the co-main event.
Also, Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal will share shots for a three-round number one contender bout between in welterweight division. The event is expected to be a big Pay-Per-View. So let's take a look at UFC 239: Jon Jones vs. Santos Fight predictions, Card, Coverage, and Odds.
Jon Jones vs. Santos Fight Predictions
King of light heavyweight division Jon Jones has ridiculed the roster and has made bigger better fighters look like a punching bag over the years but this fight is appealing as an explosive fighter Thiago Santos has proven that he can knock anyone out.
Though Jon Jones is a betting favorite, Santos brings a huge threat to Johny's regime. When it comes down to skillset, Thiago Santos who is known for heavy strikes and explosive fighting style will surely show his Muay-Thai skills of slicing legs and he might unload on Jones as some point, but the experience reach and endurance speak on behalf of the current champion.
Though a good punch from Tiago has knocked many out cold, Bones can use his reach momentum to control the fight.
Added that Nunes who recently conquered belts in two divisions is expected to defend her belt against the former champion Holm.
Bones and Santos both are known for switching stands in an instance but many online betting sites have considered Tiago to be a heavy underdog at +400 on Santos.
Further, the betting Odds for Holy Holm leaving with the belt wrapped around her west is at + 300, which makes her a heavy underdog against the champ's Champ.
The Coverage starts at 10 PM ET, and let's take a look at Saturday's card details
Main Card (10 PM ET, PPV)
- Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos (Main Event)
- Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm (Co-Main Event)
- Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
- Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz
- Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez
Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN)
- Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen
- TBA vs. Marlon Vera
- Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
- Alejandro Perez vs. Song Yadong
Preliminary Card (6:30 PM ET, Fight Pass)
- Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman
- Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre
- Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad