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Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm Set For UFC 239

March 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jon Jones’ next fight will take place at UFC 239. Dana White told ESPN that Jones will face Thiago Santos at the event, which takes place on July 6th in Las Vegas.

White also said that the show will feature Amanda Nunes defending her bantamweight title against Holly Holm in the co-main event, with ESPN reporting that verbal agreements are in place for both fights although bout agreements have yet to be signed.

Jones will step back into the Octagon coming off a win over Anthony Smith at UFC 235. Santos’ last fight was a win over Jan Błachowicz at UFC on ESPN+ 3, which marked his fourth win in a row.

Meanwhile, Nunes is coming off of a win over Cyborg Justino to claim the UFC women’s featherweight championship. Holm defeated Megan Anderson in her last fight and was set to face Aspen Ladd this month, but that fight was canceled and Ladd has been rescheduled since.