UFC 239 – Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos: UK start time, TV channel, live stream, prelims and fight card

UFC 239 takes place from Las Vegas TONIGHT with Jon Jones vs Thiago Silva topping a stacked bill.

And Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm also features from the T-Mobile Arena in Sin City. Here is how you can watch all of the action…

Jones once thwarted a robbery, running after the suspect before catching him
Jon Jones is back in the Octagon to face Thiago Silva
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American Jones has held the UFC light-heavyweight Championship since beating Alexander Gustafsson by TKO last December and defended the belt at UFC 235 with a points win over Anthony Smith.

He goes up against Brazilian slugger Santos, known as The Sledgehammer, who has been extremely impressive since stepping up from middleweight.

Santos has won performance of the night in his last three events
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When is Jones vs Santos?

THE main bout of the evening is for the light-heavyweight UFC Championship.

UFC 239 takes places on Saturday, July 6.

It will be held at the impressive T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The prelims get going around midnight UK time, so get the coffee ready if you’re watching on this side of the pond.

Expect the main event around 5am BST.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

YOU can catch all the action live on BT Sport Box Office.

This is a pay-per-view event and will cost £19.95.

Coverage of the prelims begin at 11.30pm, with the main card getting underway at 3am.

To buy the fight, head to the BT Sport Box Office website or book by using your Sky remote.

If you want to stream the action, purchase through the official website which will allow you watch on your mobile, tablet or PC.

How do the fighters compare?

Who is fighting on the card?

Main Card (live on BT Sport Box Office from 3am)

  • Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos (light heavyweight)
  • Amanda Nunes vs Holly Holm (women’s bantamweight)
  • Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren (welterweight)
  • Jan Blachowicz vs Luke Rockhold (light heavyweight)
  • Diego Sanchez vs Michael Chiesa (welterweight)

Prelims (live on BT Sport 1)

  • Gilbert Melendez vs Arnold Allen (featherweight)
  • TBC vs Marlon Vera (bantamweight)
  • Claudia Gadelha vs Randa Markos (women’s strawweight)
  • Alejandro Perez vs Yadong Song (bantamweight)

Early prelims (live on BT Sport 1 from 11.30pm)

  • Edmen Shahbazyan vs Jack Marshman (middleweight)
  • Ismail Nuardiev vs Chance Rencountre (welterweight)
  • Julia Avila vs Pannie Kianzad (women’s bantamweight)

What are the odds?

Winner

Jon Jones: 4/7

Thiago Santos: 15/4

Fight to go the distance

No: 1/5

Yes: 16/5

Method of victory

Jon Jones to win by KO/TKO/Disqualification: 6/4

Jon Jones to win by submission: 19/10

Jon Jones to win by points: 15/4

Thiago Santos to win by KO/TKO/Disqualification: 6/1

Thiago Santos to win by submission: 19/1

Thiago Santos to win by points: 19/1

Round Bettings

Jon Jones

Round 1: 11/4

Round 2: 7/2

Round 3: 11/2

Round 4: 9/1

Round 5: 16/1

Thiago Santos:

Round 1: 12/1

Round 2: 17/1

Round 3: 25/1

Round 4: 32/1

Round 5: 38/1

Over/Under Rounds

Over 2.5 Rounds: 25/29

Under 2.5 Rounds: 17/20

Odds via SportNation.bet

What they said

Jon Jones: “I’d appreciate being a little more nervous, it would make me feel like I’m more ready. But I am ready and I feel great.

“[Gustafsson] was the one person that put me in the hospital after 10 years of fighting. Put me on morphine. The guy who was just as tall, just as long as me.

“I had a lot of questions about how I would perform in a rematch against Gustafsson. And those questions were answered, and I liked the answers.”

Thiago Santos: “This fight is a good fight. It is very important to me. I mean, I feel really nice and ready ahead of the fight. I will be champion.

“My training camp has been very, very good. I am prepared for either one or five rounds. I am very prepared.”

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