Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos slated for UFC 239

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  1. ATJ-Lucko

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    Stipe Miocic will have to wait.

    Just hours after Jones teased a potential fight against the former UFC heavyweight champion, his real marching orders were unveiled: Jones is being targeted to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos on July 6 at UFC 239. MMA Fighting confirmed the news Wednesday following an initial report by ESPN. Once finalized, Jones vs. Santos is expected to headline the UFC’s annual International Fight Week.

    After a roller-coaster three-year stretch that saw him be suspended and stripped of UFC titles three different times for various infractions, including a pair of failed drug tests, Jones (24-1, 1 NC) appears to finally be back on track. He recaptured his long-held 205-pound title in December with a third-round TKO stoppage over Alexander Gustafsson, then successfully defended his belt with a unanimous decision over Anthony Smith at UFC 235.

    In Santos (21-6), Jones faces a former middleweight who has found new life at 205 pounds. Since moving up in weight, the Brazilian slugger holds a perfect 3-0 record with KO/TKO stoppages over Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa, and Jan Blachowicz. In total, Santos has finished 11 of his 13 Octagon wins via KO/TKO stoppages.

    UFC 239 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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  2. Anchorpunch

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    Worried for Nunes in the comain but I hope she solidifies her legacy with a win over Holm. As far as Jones, I'm was excited for the Stipe match but not this. Santos is fun as hell but I can't see him swinging at much but air.
     
  3. GayForGayG

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    Isn't Santos a MW?
     
  4. NotSoDarkAngel

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    Was yeah, then moved up to lhw and started smashing fools. Similar to Smith.
     
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  5. GayForGayG

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    Oh ok cool. I haven't watched anything more than post fight gifs in a long time. This sport kind of sucks as a sport.
     
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  6. m1ckey kn0x

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    This will be a great fight. Santos is the Brazilian terminator.
     
  7. MongoloidByChoke

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    He will be terminated.
     
  8. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    Jones is going to pick him apart.
     
  9. VimyRidge

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    So when do the tickets in Los Angelas go on sale?
     
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  10. S=E

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    Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm verbally agreed to for UFC 239

    --- Post Added -- Mar 28, 2019, ---
    UFC 239 odds: Jones, Nunes open as sizable favorites over Santos, Holm

     
  11. Cat--Smasher

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  12. Bran

    Bran The wolf dead.

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    Any time you’re the co-main for a Jones card, you have a 50% chance of being the main event
     
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  13. m1ckey kn0x

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    No doubt but it’ll make for a fun fight.

    Looking very forward to Nunes/Holm, too. Holm is the last big name champion she hasn’t taken the head of isn’t she?
     
  14. Anchorpunch

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    Don't jinx it! I'm so excited for her.
     
  15. Cat--Smasher

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    How about that... Jones has wins over the HW champions in ONE Championship, Bellator and UFC.
     
  16. S=E

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    Interesting to note that they were all cutting down to LHW before hand.
     
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  19. Clark Kent

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    Be cool if Jones smoked santos and then fought stipe in September or October.
     
  20. Poindexter

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    Since they’ve created his personal backwards world for Jones, will this result in a suspension?
     
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