When International Fight Week 2019 rolls around, there will only be one event instead of the two or three we’ve seen in previous years. On Saturday, July 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC 239 will feature a doubleheader of title fights. The main event pits light heavyweight king Jon Jones against dangerous striker Thiago Santos, while two-division champion Amanda Nunes defends her bantamweight belt vs. former champ Holly Holm.
Also featured is a grudge match of sorts between welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren, as well as the light heavyweight debut of ex-middleweight champion Luke Rockhold against veteran Polish contender Jan Blachowicz. Also keep an eye on a potentially resurgent Diego Sanchez looking for a third straight win, as he takes on Michael Chiesa in a welterweight battle.
The fight card is almost completed and no bout order has been set beyond the main and co-main event, but this looks like a damn good night of action.
Here’s what is on tap for UFC 239:
Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos
Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz
Gilbert Melendez vs. Arnold Allen
Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Jack Marshman
Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa
Alejandro Perez vs. Song Yadong
Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre