In the main event, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (24-1 MMA, 18-1 UFC) looks to defend his title against hard-hitting challenger Thiago Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) who’s been on a tear ever since moving up from middleweight.
Jon Jones: enters this fight with a 24-1 record and has won 42 percent of his fights by knockout. Jones has won his last 17 fights and is coming off a March win over Anthony Smith. Jones is averaging 4.48 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 57 percent. Jones is averaging 2.07 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 47 percent. Jones convincingly defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, and that was with being docked two points due to an illegal knee. Jones peppered Lionheart with a variety of strikes, didn’t allow him to change his stance without receiving a hard kick to the body, and he only ate 45 total strikes throughout five rounds