Even if you didn’t agree with the close decision in the Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos pay-per-view (PPV) headliner, or if you happen to be a fan of the recently mummified Luke Rockhold and Ben Askren, there’s no denying the UFC 239 mixed martial arts (MMA) event was an exciting affair that produced some wildly entertaining fights.
That’s pretty much all you can ask for when opening your wallet.
Jones defended his light heavyweight title against a surprisingly game “Marreta,” while Amanda Nunes toe-tagged Holly Holm in the women’s bantamweight championship co-headliner. As for Rockhold and Askren, they got buried by Jan Blachowicz and Jorge Masvidal, respectively. And let’s not forget about Michael Chiesa’s dominant performance against welterweight icon, Diego Sanchez.
With so much to talk about in the aftermath of each fight, it’s understandable if you missed some of the top headlines from UFC 239. But no worries, we have them listed below in a convenient link wrap-up that covers most, if not all of the major talking points. Plus, we’ve also got some of the key highlights from all the lights-out finishes.
UFC 239: The Fights
Live results and play-by-play action
Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos: Fight Recap | Highlights
Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm: Fight Recap | Highlights
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren: Fight Recap | Highlights
Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold: Fight Recap
Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez: Fight Recap
Israel Adesanya’s epic reaction to Masvidal KO
UFC 239 main card recap and analysis
Winners and Losers
UFC 239: The Aftermath
Jones vs. Santos controversial scorecard
Askren reacts to record-setting KO
Dana White wants UFC 239 referee benched
Ruined Rockhold asked to retire
Nunes showers with belts on display (Pic)
Masvidal called his shot (Video)
White offers “Cyborg” rematch with Nunes
Matches to make after UFC 239
UFC 239 payouts and salaries
The Death of a Specialist
Other notable stories from last weekend:
White explains release of John Lineker
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz get into scuffle (Video)
Earthquake hits UFC Hall of Fame ceremony (Video)
UFC Summer Press Conference staredowns (Video)
PETA hunts down fur-crazy Conor McGregor
World MMA Awards results
That about does it.
UFC will return to action this weekend with the UFC Fight Night 155: “De Randamie vs. Ladd” combat sports extravaganza on ESPN+, taking place inside Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Sat., July 13, 2019 (more on that card here).
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