UFC Press Conference Featuring Jon Jones Scheduled For This Friday

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The UFC has been filling out the rest of their 2019 schedule in recent weeks. The promotion will hold a press conference the day before UFC 236 to promote those upcoming fights.

The press conference will be held at 12 p.m ET on Friday, April 12, 2019, from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be held prior to the UFC 236 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Headlining the list of fighters will be UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. ‘Bones’ will fight in his third bout since late December at July 6’s UFC 239. He’ll meet surging contender Thiago Santos in the main event. Also at the presser will be UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes. She’ll return to 135 pounds to take on former champion Holly Holm.

One name from UFC 239 who won’t be there is Ben Askren. He wrote he was ‘uninvited’ from the presser after his opponent Jorge Masvidal declined to appear. Fighters from other events leading up to UFC 239 will appear at the presser as well. Check out the full list of fighters set to appear here (via MMA Junkie):

Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title (UFC 237, May 11)

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee (UFC on ESPN+ 9, May 18)

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith (UFC on ESPN+ 10, June 1)

Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes – for vacant bantamweight title (UFC 238, June 8)

Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm – for bantamweight title (UFC 239, July 9)

Jon Jones vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos – for light heavyweight title (UFC 239, July 9)