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03.02.2019 | 8:34 PM ET

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UFC 239
Bout   Info
Jon Jones   vs.   Thiago Santos   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Amanda Nunes   vs.   Holly Holm   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Luke Rockhold   vs.   Jan Błachowicz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ben Askren   vs.   Jorge Masvidal   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Francis N'Gannou   vs.   Junior dos Santos   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Michael Chiesa   vs.   Diego Sanchez   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Jack Marshman   vs.   Edmen Shahbazyan   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Sean O'Malley   vs.   Marlon Vera   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Cláudia Gadelha   vs.   Randa Markos   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Gilbert Melendez   vs.   Arnold Allen   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ismail Naurdiev   vs.   Chance Rencountre   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Alejandro Perez   vs.   Yadong Song   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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03.13.2019 | 1:40 PM ET

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Jon Jones next defence probably the main event on this card.

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Luke rockhold hs
2019.03.20 10:27 AM ET

bout announced

Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Błachowicz at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Jan blachowicz
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03.20.2019 | 10:28 AM ET

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Rockhold vs. Błachowicz
Luke Rockhold, TKO, R2
Luke to 205.

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03.20.2019 | 12:17 PM ET

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Rockhold finally maid it... Good match-up for him to start at LHW

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03.24.2019 | 12:29 PM ET

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Rockhold vs. Błachowicz
Luke Rockhold, DEC
omg ... my least favorite fight ever ( if Luke wins )

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Jones jon ufc100 1
2019.03.27 6:24 PM ET

bout rumored

Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Miocic stipe ufc146 1 hs
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03.27.2019 | 6:54 PM ET

Marreta wins by KO 

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03.27.2019 | 9:26 PM ET

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Jones vs Miocic is a pretty fun fight :) 

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03.27.2019 | 9:32 PM ET

I won't be surprised if Jones loses to Stipe. Miocic has very good boxing, a good wrestling base and decent power. Good conditioning too. Jones has garbage boxing, doesn't do well against big tall guys, and doesn't really possess the tools required to Miocic away. I'll be taking Stipe in this one.

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03.27.2019 | 9:39 PM ET

I agree though Stipe isnt the one rumored to fight Jon Jones lmfao. idk where this came from. Thiago Santos vs Jones is the rumor. 


Along with Nunes vs Holm 

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03.27.2019 | 9:45 PM ET

@Bruce Jones was hinting at it this week. 

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03.27.2019 | 9:46 PM ET

I heard Jones is fighting Santos, which I prefer. I may be in the minority here, but I don’t want Jones to fight T HW right now. He has the frame of a LHW, as he’s a pretty skinny dude. The division finally got his legit (like it or him or not fellas) back. You have two thin divisions already, why put them on hold more so than they have been..especially with trash fights/rumors like Brock. I have no interest in that **** personally. Clear out Santos, Reyes and possibly Walker (with top 5 win) then see where the division is at. Then maybe go up but when/if he does I’d like to see it be a full time move.  I’m sure this isn’t a popular opinion, but I own it. Just my take on all this super fight ****. 

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03.27.2019 | 10:02 PM ET

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teasing a fight againts Miocic and making Jones vs a guy that was nearly kill by Branch... it is wath it is...

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03.27.2019 | 10:22 PM ET

I definitely won't mind seeing miocic fight again it's been way to long.
I don't like  super fights that cause divisions to be held up. But jones did defend his lightheavy belt already so...
 I guess im ok with this. Unless he stays at heavyweight that would be weak.

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03.28.2019 | 12:17 AM ET

Well I think you people are ******* crazy for writing off Maretta. If Jones wasn't trying to win by decision in his last fight, which I think he was because he bet on himself to win that way, then this is an extremely close fight. Santos can KO anyone. He's also a BJJ blackbelt, and Jones will be fighting clean.

* Edited at 03.28.2019, 12:20 AM ET *

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03.28.2019 | 12:36 AM ET

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Maretta got KOed by David Branch last year and Jones has dominated everyone, not to mention Jones will apparently never really be clean because he's "pulsing".

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03.28.2019 | 12:38 AM ET

@fish but you forget jone's most powerful weapons are his height and reach and unorthodox strikes 
(not including pico grams) marreta will surely struggle with that. I don't think stipe will.
But of course who knows what will ever happen in a mma fight.

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03.28.2019 | 12:40 AM ET

Lol pillorychoke that's too funny! If he still has picograms I'll literally start laughing. 

* Edited at 03.28.2019, 12:41 AM ET *

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Jones jon ufc100 1
2019.03.28 12:58 AM ET

bout status update

Jones vs. Miocic Changed from Rumored to Fizzled
Miocic stipe ufc146 1 hs
Jones jon ufc100 1
2019.03.28 12:59 AM ET

bout announced

Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Thiago santos hs
Amanda nunes hs
2019.03.28 1:00 AM ET

bout announced

Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Holly holm
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03.28.2019 | 1:28 AM ET

@pillory branch is an extremely dangerous striker for 1 round. He's way more dangerous than Jones with his hands. He's lost two fights in like 15, and those were to cannoneer and Rockhold, not exactly bums. Not like he's a can. Jones should be favored but I won't be shocked if Maretta finishes him.

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03.28.2019 | 12:39 PM ET

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Nunes vs. Holm
Holly Holm, TKO, R2
Holly wins by AEEEESSSHHHHH! AIEESH AAEEEEESSSHHH! In other words 1 2 Head Kick!

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Ben askren hs
2019.03.29 11:07 AM ET

bout rumored

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Jorge masvidal
Francis n'gannou
2019.03.29 9:16 PM ET

bout rumored

Francis N'Gannou vs. Junior dos Santos at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Junior dos santos
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03.31.2019 | 9:15 AM ET

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N'Gannou vs. dos Santos
Francis N'Gannou, TKO, R2
this could be rough .. JDS is a sucker for punishment :(

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03.31.2019 | 10:47 AM ET

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I cant forget how N'gannou destroy Cain and Overeem. Those guy beat up JDS pretty easy.

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