UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on July 6, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Check out the UFC 239 media day photos from Monday’s UFC event in Los Angeles, featuring headliners Jon Jones, Thiago Santos, Amanda Nunes, Holly Holm, and more.UFC 239 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 6.
LOS ANGELES – Once he steps into the cage with Thiago “Marreta” Santos and the opening bell sounds for the UFC 239 main event, Jon Jones will have officially competed three times in eight months.
Having only fought twice between 2015-18, the UFC light heavyweight champion thinks he owes it to UFC fans to make up for the lost time.
Monday afternoon, Jones (24-1 1NC MMA, 18-1 1NC UFC) expressed his desire to continue fighting frequently at a UFC 239 pre-fight news event.
“I have a lot of supporters who stuck with me, even through my inactivity,” Jones said. “This is my way to say thank you to my fans for being there and for their (unwavering) support. I’m just more grateful than ever to be the UFC light heavyweight champion. It’s a special job to have and I just want to do right by it.
“I just feel like there’s not many things you can do in life to make this kind of income. If my body is going to hold up, why not just ride it until the wheels fall off. I’m here to just continue dominating and collecting for my family’s future.”
UFC 239 takes place July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will stream live via pay-per-view. Prelims will air live on ESPN with early preliminary bouts streaming on ESPN+.
While he’s upped his fighting schedule, Jones said he hasn’t found three straight training camps to be that much of a challenge.
“It’s not difficult at all,” Jones said. “Physically, I feel great. My weight is already down. Mentally, I feel really great as well. It feels very familiar to be here. When you fight so often, you just get this comfort where you’re feeling in your zone. I feel the way I did when I was like super young just fighting back-to-back-to-back. The only difference is I’m a little more mature and a little more sure in my team and myself. I’m in a good place and I’m really excited to be here,more information