Jon Jones Looks To Continue His Clean-Out of Light Heavyweight Division on Saturday Night

Published on July 2nd, 2019
Written By: Dave Manuel



MMA Light Heavyweight division is being tormented by Jon Jones. Again. Can Jon "Bones" Jones continue his clean-out of the Light Heavyweight division in the main event of UFC 239 on Saturday night?

The current consensus is that Jones likely has two fights left at Light Heavyweight before a potential Heavyweight tilt against Daniel Cormier. Things could change if Cormier loses to Stipe Miocic later in the summer, though the feeling is that a third fight between Cormier and Jones will take place before Cormier retires.

In order for that to happen, Jones will need to beat Thiago Santos on Saturday night.

Bookmakers don't believe that Jones is in much danger of losing, evidenced by these odds, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: July 2nd, 2019 3:46 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Jon Jones, -550
Thiago Santos, +400

The sports books think that Jones will finish this fight, as he is currently -250 to win via KO, TKO or DQ.

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It's tough to take Santos too seriously in this fight, as his biggest win likely came against Jimi Manuwa.

Santos hasn't seen anything close to the bright lights that he will see on Saturday night, and he will be fighting against somebody who has fought in countless main events over the course of his career.

Of course, anything can happen in mixed martial arts, though Santos seems a very big longshot to win.

It seems difficult to imagine that the older Santos will be able to outstrike Jones over the course of their fight, so Thiago's best chance of winning is likely via some sort of a surprise submission, as he is a black belt in BJJ.

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