The UFC’s spectacle of summer went down Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos made a splash in the desert.
When Jon Jones fights, the combat sports world watches. Regardless of opponent, Jones fights are always something special. Love him or hate him, picograms or not, Jones is a talent, and that talent was set to return Saturday at UFC 239. This time out, he’d be defending his title against the punishing Brazilian Thiago Santos — but would ‘Marreta’ have more than a puncher’s chance?
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UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos Results
Main Card (PPV)
Jon Jones (c) def. Thiago Santos by Split Decision (48-47 x2, 47-48)
Amanda Nunes (c) def. Holly Holm by KO (Head Kick) in Round 1 (4:10)
Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren by KO (Flying Knee) in Round 1 (0:05)
Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold by KO (Left Hook) in Round 2 (1:39)
Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez by Unanimous Decision (30-26 x3)
Preliminary card (ESPN/TSN)
Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2 (3:25)
Claudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Song Yadong def. Alejandro Perez by KO (Right Hook) in Round 1 (4:02)
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1 (1:12)
Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)