Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It’s the main event of UFC 239 which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s the light heavyweight championship bout. Both light heavyweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos
On the 6th of July UFC is coming back to Las Vegas. In the main event of the evening current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (24-1, 1NC) will defend his belt against #3 light heavyweight in UFC Light Heavyweight Division Thiago ‘Marreta” Santos (21-6) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Who will be a winner? Jon Jones? Or it will be Thiago Santos? All answers will be answered on the 6th of July.
As we all know – Jon Jones is one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artists of all time. Despite his all personal issues, suspensions, and steroids stories, he is a champion. The champion, who has never been beaten, moreover, never lost his title in the fight. He is coming off a decision win against Anthony Smith back in March at UFC 235. Now he is looking to defend his belt once again. He has a lot of strengths. His is an extremely dangerous fighter, very smart, very well coached. “Bones” is a complete and diverse striker – punches, elbows, knees, kicks, among the most dangerous elbows in the game. He is also extremely good MMA wrestler, has a superb takedown defense, very good with submissions.
Thiago Santos is on a four-fight winning streak and he definitely earned his shot at the title. Santos is coming off a TKO win against Jan Błachowicz back in February. “Marreta” is a bad man. He is a very dangerous and active fighter. Santos is a great striker, has elite leg kicks, real knockout power. He is physically strong, tall, powerful, which helps him in the clinch. For most of his career, wrestling has been a problem for “Marreta”. Defensively, Santos’ biggest problem is that he gets way too wild.
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.