UFC 240: Holloway vs. Edgar is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on July 27, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
For Jones, he faces a respected and dangerous challenger with a few caveats. While no one questions the finishing power of Thiago Santos, the fact remains that he was previously thought of as a career middleweight capable of generating highlights without actually marking himself as a serious contender. Now, “Marreta” has the chance to turn the light heavyweight division upside down with one perfect performance.
UFC 239, one of the most anticipated events of the year, takes place Saturday night with two title fights at the top of the card, and MMAjunkie Radio hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” will have live streaming commentary via SportsCastr that kicks off for the main card at 10 p.m. ET.
In the main event, hard-hitting Thiago Santos will challenge champion Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title. And in the co-main event, UFC champ-champ Amanda Nunes puts her women’s bantamweight title on the line against former champion Holly Holm. The night will also feature a heated grudge match with welterweight title implications as Jorge Masvidal takes on Ben Askren.
UFC 239 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s the five-fight main card:
Should Jones come out on top as expected, it will be seen as a routine notch on his belt, a reminder of his unwavering in-cage excellence even if it doesn’t necessarily add a significant chapter to his story.
LAS VEAGS – UFC 239 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place Friday, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMA Junkie at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).
UFC 239 is exclusive to ESPN+, ESPN’s streaming service, in the United States, so the only way to watch the fight live is online. For that, you’ll have to sign up for ESPN+ and then purchase the fight as a pay-per-view event.
ESPN+ typically runs $4.99 per month, though you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. To watch UFC 239 live, you’ll need to pony up an additional $60.
At this time, there’s no way to watch the fight live over cable TV or through any other streaming service.
Now it’s Ultimate Media Day. Chiesa talks about watching Diego Sanchez win TUF 1. Sanchez is extremely strange, as usual. “Guy’s a f—kin’ weirdo,” Chiesa says. Good call. Luke Rockhold comments on Jan Blachowicz’s small feet. Jan says he’s gonna feel them. Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal bicker with each other.
Holly Holm talks about “coming with intention”. Nunes raises both her belts. Thiago Santos says he’s prepared. Jon Jones stares at him briefly, then looks away. He says he’s comfortable in this spot, and says that fighters getting their first shot should save their energy. “Because they’re gonna need it.