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July Is A Dream Come True For Fight Fans

July Is A Dream Come True For Fight Fans

Fight fans are in for a treat this July as there's a major fight on every weekend. From huge domestic dust-ups in boxing to fascinating world title fights in UFC.

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The combat extravaganza begins this weekend with the stacked UFC 239.

International Fight Week culminates with UFC 239 as two titles are on the line not to mention a potential No.1 welterweight contender bout.

UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her belt against Holly Holm, and, in the main-event, Jon Jones defends his 205 lbs crown against Brazilian slugger Thiago Santos.

Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal, Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Blachowicz and Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa makes up the thrilling main-card.

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A week later from Saudi Arabia, Amir Khan returns to the squared circle. He faces Billy Dib with Hughie Fury also in action as he takes on Samuel Peter.

Boxing's heavyweight division then takes center stage. On July 13, Joe Joyce is set for his toughest test as he battles American veteran Bryant Jennings which precedes Daniel Dubois vs. Nathan Gorman. An intriguing bout pitting two undefeated prospects.

More heavyweight action goes down on July 20 as Dereck Chisora, Artur Szpilka, Dave Allen, David Price, Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas are all set to compete.

Image: Matchroom Boxing
Image: Matchroom Boxing

On the same night across the Atlantic, Keith Thurman defends his welterweight world title against legendary Filipino Manny Pacquiao in a potential barnburner.

Rising British prospect Leon Edwards continues his ascent as he faces former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main-event at UFC San Antonio.

Another blockbuster UFC fight closes the month as Max Holloway defends his UFC featherweight title versus New Jersey hero Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar. Cris Cyborg is also on the bill.

Here's a rundown of the fights in July:

July 6: Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren

July 6: Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm

July 6: Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos

July 12: Hughie Fury vs. Samuel Peter

July 12: Amir Khan vs. Billy Dib

July 13: Joe Joyce vs. Bryant Jennings

July 13: Daniel Dubois vs. Nathan Gorman

July 20: Dereck Chisora vs. Artur Szpilka

July 20: Dave Allen vs. David Price

July 20: Dillian Whyte vs. Oscar Rivas

July 20: Leon Edwards vs. Rafael dos Anjos

July 20: Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman

July 27: Cris Cyborg vs. Felicia Spencer

July 27: Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

What fight are you most looking forward to in July? Let us know.

Topics: UFC 239, Amanda Nunes, Jon Jones, Ben Askren, Boxing News, UFC News, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Amir Khan, Fight News, fury

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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