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Jones vs. Santos. Nunes vs. Holm. ’Nuff said.
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Two of the UFC’s greatest pound-for-pound fighters of all time—light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and two-time champ Amanda Nunes—are set to defend their respective titles this Saturday, July 6, in UFC 239. ESPN+ will be streaming the action love from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
In his third title fight in the past six months, Jones will take on Thiago Santosâ€”a quick and powerful striker who hasn’t lost a fight since 2012.
Nunes—the UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight title holder—will face former champion Holly Holm, who may be known best for an upset defeat that handed Ronda Rousey her first UFC loss back in 2015.
There’ll be plenty of action in the undercards too. Jorge Masvidal, the No. 4-ranked welterweight, will fight No. 5 Ben Askren. Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will duke it out with sixth-ranked light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz. And earlier in the night, Julia Avila will square off with Pannie Kianzad in a women’s bantamweight bout, with both fighters seeking their first UFC win.
We sat down with UFC president Dana White in his lavish office—complete with a private gym and kitchen—just a few miles away from the arena to discuss how streaming is defining the future of his fast-growing, globally popular sport.