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Fans have come to expect special contests during International Fight Week, and they're unlikely to be disappointed here. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Before Jones’ clash against Santos, Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier was once again questioned on a possible trilogy fight with his old foe, and he refused to rule it out. This would have been a smart gameplan against a striker like Santos even if he wasn't fighting on one leg. “So this is the thing about a fight with Jones and I. Neither him nor I ever shy away from the opportunity to punch each other in the face.”. "Please not like this,” Jones said after the fight went to a split decision. He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision. All Rights Reserved. Before starting MMA, Santos trained in capoeira for eight years and was a Brazilian army paratrooper.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. In fact, he is one of the most prolific KO artists in the history of the sport. Jon Jones carried out of the Octagon after controversial victory over Thiago Santos JON JONES had to be carried out of the Octagon by two members of his team after his controversial split decision victory over Thiago Santos at UFC 239., — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 9, 2019. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Gallery Jon Jones def. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images), EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. Very admirable performance. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express

Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Video: Daniel Cormier, Khamzat Chimaev grapple outside hotel lobby, Kemran Lachinov explains why he put his hands down in Bellator 249 win: 'I go in there to win or die', Jessica Aguilar proud to witness growth of women's MMA: 'We're established', Justin Gaethje on Khabib Nurmagomedov's durability: 'His main priority is to not take damage', Aviv Gozali happy to test his grappling against Dillon Danis: 'I'm going to (expletive) you up', Brian Ortega: Children's charity, not weight-cut issues, was reason for shaving his head, Scott Coker: Dillon Danis is a gamer, but won't get Bellator booking until healthy, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Santos manager … (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images). “I wanted to play a smart game, probably smarter take him down and beat him there. Jones won the fight by split decision, retaining the 205-pound title. 'Inside LFA with Ron Kruck:' Ex- LFA stars deliver fireworks on 'UFC Fight Island,' LFA 93, 94 previewed, Bellator 249's Mandel Nallo on no-contest with Saad Awad: 'Crazy stuff is going to happen', UFC on ESPN+ 38 weigh-in results: A close shave for Brian Ortega as all 22 fighters make weight, UFC on ESPN+ 38 faceoff video highlights, photo gallery, Patricky Freire issues statement on Bellator 249 removal: 'I really wanted to fight', Dana White: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier rematch unlikely for AT&T Stadium, Dana White: UFC champ Israel Adesanya has 'a lot of options' – and Jon Jones is one of them. It's hard to quantify how tough an individual has to be to not only finish a fight in that physical condition but to also remain competitive and dangerous. “It can happen whether it’s here, whether it’s in an Octagon. UFC 239 takes place on the night of Saturday 6 July. Chiesa has wrist control and is pouring on punches on the ground. The two men soon rise to their feet and Chiesa lands a trip against the cage, but again they're standing before long, working along the fence. Chiesa tries for a kimura as the round comes to a close, but 'The Nightmare' survives. This is what he told Submission Radio. PUBLISHED: 08:11, Sun, Jul 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:19, Sun, Jul 7, 2019. Obviously, he didn't know Santos was hurt as bad as he was in the first round, but clearly, he could see his opponent was compromised. Throughout the fight, Santos continued to stumble on several occasions, but he remained a threat. Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of UFC 239, where Jon Jones and Thiago Santos face off for the light heavyweight title and Amanda Nunes takes on Holly Holm for the women's bantamweight championship.

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