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The Octagon returns to T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas for Saturday night’s 11-fight UFC 239 card.

The show comes with a pair of title conflicts, together with MMA’s best-ever fighters on the men’s and women’s side defending their respective belts.
Jon’Bones’ Jones is set to take on Thiago Santos in the main event. Jones was a -600 favored at most novels as of Tuesday, however, the Westgate SuperBook had Jones in -850 late Friday afternoon. Santos was a +575 underdog in the Westgate. A number of overseas stores had Jones in a less expensive price in the -650 neighborhood. The total was 2.5 rounds (‘beneath’ -135,’over’ +105) at most areas.
Jones (24-1-1 MMA, 18-1-1 UFC) has had his hands raised 25 times in 26 career conflicts. His only”reduction” was a disqualification for illegal 12-to-6 elbows in a blowout win over Matt Hamill on Dec. 5 of 2009. His third-round knockout win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 was overturned and transformed to a no-decision when Jones tested positive for the PED turinabol.
Jones appears — for now — to be on the right track outside the cage recently. This is his third fight in a period of six months and a week, marking his most activity since 2011-12. He’s indicated he wishes to fight three or more occasions in 2019.
Jones is away from a unanimous-decision win over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in March. He dominated Alexander Gustafsson with a third-round KO success at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 of 2018. Before those two successes, many suspensions and arrests enabled him to compete only four times in a span of more than five decades.
Jones has cleaned out the light-heavyweight branch during his dominant career. In a five-fight extend from March 19 of 2011 to Sept. 22 of 2012, he won the belt and successfully defended it four occasions. All five of these wins came over former champions — Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort. Only Evans went the distance with Jones during that interval.
Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) is 8-1 in his past nine struggles since February of 2017. He’s ripped six fight-night bonuses in this stretch. The 35-year-old Santos competed at middleweight his whole career until moving around 205 lbs to confront Eryk Anders in the UFC Fight Night 137 headliner in Sao Paulo last September.
Anders took the battle on six days of note if Jimi Manuwa pulled out his bout with Santos because of an injury. The former University of Alabama football player needed to fly to Brazil and make weight in quick order. Plus, he was going up a weight class for the very first time in his career.
The scrap was a slugfest that earned Battle of the Night honors. Regrettably, Anders collapsed because of exhaustion when trying to return to his corner once the third round finished. The referee immediately known as the fight to give Santos a TKO victory.

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