Earlier today (Fri. July 5, 2019) the UFC 239 pay-per-view (PPV) ceremonial weigh-ins took place in Las Vegas.

In the main event of the night, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his strap against the heavy-hitting Thiago Santos. Co-headlining the show is a UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between defending champion Amanda Nunes and Holly Holm.

However, arguably, the most anticipated bout on the card, is a welterweight clash between Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal. The animosity between the pair has been brewing for months now.

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Askren and Masvidal came face-to-face for the final time before locking horns tomorrow night during today’s ceremonial weigh-ins. Check out their encounter here:

UFC 239 Fight Card

Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Light heavyweight: (C) Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos
  • Women’s bantamweight: (C) Amanda Nunes vs. Holly Holm
  • Welterweight: Ben Askren vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Light heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Luke Rockhold
  • Welterweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Diego Sanchez
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Preliminary Card (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Featherweight: Arnold Allen vs. Gilbert Melendez
  • Bantamweight: Nohelin Hernandez vs. Marlon Vera
  • Women’s strawweight: Claudia Gadelha vs. Randa Markos
  • Bantamweight: Alejandro Perez vs. Song Yadong

Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)

  • Middleweight: Jack Marshman vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
  • Welterweight: Ismail Naurdiev vs. Chance Rencountre
  • Women’s bantamweight: Julia Avila vs. Pannie Kianzad

Who are you picking in Masvidal vs. Askren at UFC 239?

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