UFC 239 Main Card Preview And Predictions

Are you ready for the UFC's biggest card of the year?


This Saturday, Paradise, Nevada will play host to UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos. The event is part of UFC's International Fight Week and features some highly anticipated matchups.

In the main event, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will attempt to defend his title, when he takes on hard-hitting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Thiago Santos.

Dual titleholder Amanda Nunes returns to action to face the upset-minded Holly Holm for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship.

UFC 239 will also feature some of the sport's biggest names including folks like the always interesting 'Funky' Ben Askren, Ultimate Fighter winner Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez, and former middleweight king Luke Rockhold ⁠— who will be making his light heavyweight debut.

Will the champions reign supreme or will the challengers, who also happen to be heavy betting underdogs, be able to pull off major upsets?

In an effort to answer these questions and more, we will take a closer look at UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos and breakdown these main card contests. Moreover, it's also time to drag out the old crystal ball and offer a few predictions.

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