UFC 239 is going down this Saturday, July 6th, 2019. Besides UFC 236 which happened this year in April, this is one of the best pay-per-view cards of the year. Here are some of my predictions for the main card.
Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Thiago Santos
Jon Jones is my favorite fighter. With that being said, I have Jones winning by TKO in the second or third round. Jones will take Santos down and finish him with ground and pound.
Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Holly Holm
This a very fascinating match up. Amanda Nunes is a knockout artist. Holly Holm has never been knocked out or lost via TKO. I predict a technical fight with Nunes winning a split decision.
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren
I wish this was a five-round fight. While I hope Masvidal wins, I have Askren winning by decision.
Luke Rockhold vs. Jan Błachowicz
Luke Rockhold’s debut at light heavyweight is exciting. The division has been dead for a while with a few names in a constant rotation. Rockhold needed to move up in weight. I have Rockhold beating Blachowicz by second round submission or headkick KO.
Diego Sanchez vs. Michael Chiesa
Big Sanchez fan here but Chiesa is a huge problem at welterweight. Chiesa will win by second round submission.
I am super excited for this event. UFC 239 is stacked and feels like a 4th of July summer card. Enjoy the fights!