UFC 239 – Best Bets

UFC 239 – Best Bets

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

The show features a pair of title conflicts, with MMA’s best-ever fighters around the men’s and women’s side defending their individual belts.
Jon’Bones’ Jones is set to shoot on Thiago Santos in the primary event. Jones was a -600 favorite at most books as of Tuesday, however, the Westgate SuperBook had Jones in -850 late Friday afternoon. Santos was a +575 underdog in the Westgate. Quite a few overseas stores had Jones in a less expensive price from the -650 area. The total was 2.5 rounds (‘beneath’ -135,”over’ +105) at most spots.
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 changed into some no-decision when Jones tested positive for the PED turinabol.
Jones seems — for now — to be on the right track outside of the cage recently. This will be his third fight in a span of six months and a week, marking his most activity since 2011-12. He’s indicated he wishes to fight at least three times in 2019.
Jones is off a unanimous-decision win over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 at March. He dominated Alexander Gustafsson with a third-round KO success at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 of 2018. Before those two victories, various suspensions and arrests enabled him to compete only four times in a span of over five years.
Jones has cleaned the light-heavyweight division during his 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. Just 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 during this stretch. The 35-year-old Santos competed at middleweight his entire career until moving up to 205 lbs to confront Eryk Anders in the UFC Fight Night 137 headliner at Sao Paulo last September.
Anders took the battle on six days of notice 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 rapid purchase. Plus, he had been going up a weight class for the very first time in his profession.
The garbage was a slugfest that earned Battle of the Night honors. Regrettably, Anders collapsed due to exhaustion while attempting to return to his corner when the third round ended. The referee immediately known as the fight to give Santos a TKO victory.

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