Final Combating Championship (UFC) not too long ago finalized the Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos gentle heavyweight predominant occasion for its upcoming UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza, scheduled for Sat., July 6, 2019 inside T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jones is making his second title protection following final December’s return to combined martial arts (MMA) in what he expects to be a busy 2019. The final time “Bones” competed a minimum of thrice in a single 12 months was 2011.
However simply because Jones has been so dominant over time, mirrored in his 24-1 (1 NC) document, his coaches aren’t taking Santos evenly, no matter what the oddsmakers say. Particularly when these Brazilian bombs are touchdown with “full velocity.”
“I believe it’s his explosiveness, together with the truth that he’s younger and he’s entering into there with actually nothing to lose,” coach Mike Winkeljohn advised Submission Radio. “And that’s the scariest half about it. Which means these photographs, these counters, these punches are coming at whole full velocity as a result of he’s obtained nothing to lose. He’s simply going to throw the kitchen sink at Jon, and that’s scary typically when folks simply let go. It’s not so calculated the place you go, okay, I understand how he does this. Typically they give you one thing new as part of their camp and so they can catch anyone.”
Santos (21-6) is 4 years older than Jones, in order that leaves me a little bit apprehensive about Wink’s scouting report, however he’s not kidding when he suggests “Marreta” will likely be dropping bombs. The Brazilian has a daunting 15 knockouts in 21 wins and captured eight of his final 9.
Jones is definitely no stranger to hulking energy punchers, having already nullified the likes of Quinton Jackson and Glover Teixeira, simply to call a number of, and also will get pleasure from a staggering eight-inch attain benefit on combat evening.
Let’s hope Santos does, in truth, throw the kitchen sink. He will want all the assistance he can get.
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