What a night of fights! UFC 239 took place last night, July 6th, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The total attendance at the T-Mobile Arena was 18,358 and the total gate for the event was $6,063,707.11. There was no ‘Fight of the Night’ award handed out but there were four fighters that received ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses. Those four fighters are Amanda Nunes, Jorge Masvidal, Jan Błachowicz and Song Yadong.
In the main event Jon Jones (25-1-1) and Thiago Santos (21-7) had a very competitive back and forth fight. Santos had lots of success in the fight but had an unknown knee injury in the first round that hindered his performance. However, Jones used his championship prowess to get the job done on two of the judges score cards by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47).
In the co-main event we saw the likes of Amanda Nunes (18-4) taking on the world class Holly Holm (12-5). Nunes put on a dominate performance, finishing Holm by TKO with a head kick followed by punches in the very first round. Amanda Nunes has now cemented herself as the greatest female MMA fighter of all time. Holm, on the other hand, has loss 4 title fights in a row and is unlikely to get another shot at a UFC title for a long time.
The rest of the night was filled with incredible finishes but none more amazing then Jorge Masvidal’s (34-13) knockout of Ben Askren (19-1-1). Masvidal ran to the center of the octagon and threw a flying knee, knocking Askren out stiff. Jorge wanted to make Ben pay for all the negative words spoken about him and he certainly accomplished that. Masvidal’s knockout is the fastest in UFC history at 5 seconds.
Here are the full results of the entire night:
Main card (PPV)
Light Heavyweight: Jon Jones (c) def. Thiago Santos Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) RD 5 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes (c) def. Holly Holm TKO (head kick and punches) RD 1 4:10
Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren KO (flying knee) RD 1 0:05
Light Heavyweight: Jan Błachowicz def. Luke Rockhold KO (punches) RD 2 1:39
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) RD 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN)
Featherweight: Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) RD 3 5:00
Bantamweight: Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez Submission (rear-naked choke) RD 2 3:25
Women’s Strawweight: Cláudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) RD 3 5:00
Bantamweight: Yadong Song def. Alejandro Pérez KO (punch) RD 1 2:04
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+)
Middleweight: Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman Submission (rear-naked choke) RD 1 1:12
Welterweight: Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-28, 30-27) RD 3 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight: Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) RD 3 5:00
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