The fight was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani via his Twitter.
Francis Ngannou vs. Junior dos Santos scheduled for UFC 239, July 6 in Las Vegas, according to sources. More shortly.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 30, 2019
N’Gannou (13-3) has won two straight fights since losing back to back fights in 2018. He most recently defeated Cain Velasquez in just 26 seconds to kick off the UFC’s run on ESPN.
As for dos Santos (21-5), he most recently defeated Derrick Lewis via TKO earlier this month at UFC on ESPN+ 4. JDS has won four of his last five fights, his only loss in that time is to the former champ, Stipe Miocic.
UFC 239 takes place July 6, 2019, during International fight week. The T-Mobile Arena in Las, Vegas, Nevada, will play host.