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UFC 239: Jon Jones earns narrow split-decision win over injured Thiago Santos
Jon Jones (25-1-0, 1NC) defended his light heavyweight crown with his narrowest win yet over Thiago Santos (21-7-0) at UFC 239 in Las Vegas. Santos used leg kicks to keep Jones on his toes in the early rounds, producing visible welts on the calves of the champion. But then during a kick early in the second round, Santos' left leg and knee buckled, reducing his mobility. Jones, sensing opportunity, gradually increased his output in the later rounds, but was forced by Santos to be methodical. And Jones did just that. He increased his volume and scored a knockdown with a timely elbow when Santos moved in. The fight turned into GLORY Muay Thai fight, with no takedowns attempted or converted. For