Commencing with two championship fights UFC 239 figures to be a hit. Current two-time defending light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will face Thiago Santos. And women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes will face Holly Holm. Jones has opened as a strong UFC betting odds favorite. While Nunes is a solid chalk against Holm. Three other bouts are on the main pay per view card. Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren will meet in welterweight action. Jan Blachowicz faces Luke Rockhold in a light heavyweight match. Extending a great card are welterweights Diego Sanchez and Michael Chiesa.
UFC 239 Jones vs. Santos
|Date and Time:||Saturday, July 6, 2019|
|Location:||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 239 TV Coverage||Pay Per View|
|MMA Betting Online Odds||Jon Jones -600 vs. Thiago Santos +450, Amanda Nunes -345 vs. Holly Holm +285, Ben Askren -255 vs. Jorge Masvidal +215, Jan Blachowicz +155 vs. Luke Rockhold -175, Diego Sanchez +275 vs. Michael Chiesa -335|
Jon Jones Defends Belt vs. Thiago Santos for Light Heavyweight Title
Jon Jones is 31 years old and has some great bloodlines. Consider Jones has two brothers who have played in the NFL. “Bones” has a career record of 24-1-1. He boasts an impressive 9-0 mark with the UFC betting odds in title defense bouts. In fact, Jones toughest opponent has been himself. He has had his share of controversies with past drug tests. As a result, it cost him the light heavyweight championship. But he rallied to win it right back. Jones is coming off a unanimous decision win over Anthony Smith on March 2, 2019.
Santos a respected challenger
Thiago Santos is 35 years old and is ranked second in the UFC light heavyweight division. His career sportsbook record is 21-6. In the same way Santos has won four bouts in a row. On February 23, 2019 Santos scored a technical knockout win over Jan Blachowicz. Account of that victory was Performance of the Night for Santos.
Nunes to Defend Featherweight Title for First Time
On the whole Amanda Nunes is one of the most impressive fighters in all of UFC. The 31-year-old Nunes is the first female to reign as two-division champion. Nunes holds the women’s featherweight and bantamweight title belts. Following three successful title defense bouts as a bantamweight she went featherweight. Nunes defeated Cris Cyborg in a first-round knockout on December 29, 2018. Consequently, she added the featherweight title belt to her mantle. Nunes still hold the bantamweight title as well. Her career record is 17-4 with eight straight wins.
The Woman That Took Out Rousey
Now Holly Holm is best known as a world championship boxer. The 31-year-old “Preacher’s Daughter” is ranked number one in the UFC bantamweight division. Holm is celebrated for giving Ronda Rousey her first ever loss. Overall Holm has a career record of 33-2-3. Despite her many accolades she has lost four of her last six fights that followed the win over Rousey.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion Jones and Nunes are justifiable UFC betting odds chalks. Santos would appear to be the better challenger but neither he or Holm figure to seriously threaten.
UFC 239 UFC Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes are the proven choices.
UFC Betting Online Pick: Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes
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