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UFC 239 Promises To Be The Most Stacked MMA Card Of All-Time

UFC 239 Promises To Be The Most Stacked MMA Card Of All-Time

UFC 239 looks set to be the most stacked card in the history of the company, with a further three huge match-ups officially announced for the July show.

A heavyweight slugfest between Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos had been rumoured and has now been made official, while we are also getting Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold in the latter's light heavyweight debut as well as Michael Chiesa vs Diego Sanchez at the T-Mobile Arena.

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UFC 239 in Vegas coincides with UFC International Fight Week and Dana White is certainly throwing all the bells and whistles at it.

In the headliner, 205 lbs king Jon Jones will defend his title against Brazilian slugger Thiago Santos, with women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes facing Holly Holm in the co-main event.

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Ben Askren, fresh off beating Robbie Lawler in his UFC debut, is to meet Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout at the event.

Fans had been eagerly anticipating the fight between Ngannou and dos Santos for quite some time now after it was initially set to take place at UFC 215.

But it now serves as the icing on the cake on what could well be the greatest card of mixed martial arts action that UFC have other laid on for their fans.

Here's how UFC 239 looks in full:

Light-heavyweight title fight: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos

Women's bantamweight title fight: Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal

Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold

Francis Ngannou vs Junior dos Santos

Michael Chiesa vs Diego Sanchez

Jack Marshman vs Edmen Shabazyan


6 July cannot come soon enough...

Topics: UFC 239, Jon Jones, Thiago Santos, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, Francis Ngannou, Holly Holm

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