***UPDATE: Jon Jones is “sick” and is a last-minute scratch from today’s press conference.***
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will host a “special” seasonal press conference today (Fri., April 12, 2019) inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga., featuring more than one dozen of its biggest stars, as well as company President Dana White.
The event, which will stream live in the video player above at 12 p.m. ET, is open to the public and free to attend if you are in the area.
The star-studded list includes, but is not limited to:
Jon Jones , Light Heavyweight champion
- Henry Cejudo, UFC flyweight champion
- Amanda Nunes, Women’s Featherweight and Bantamweight champion
- Rose Namajunas, Women’s Strawweight champion
- Jessica Andrade, No. 1-ranked Women’s Strawweight
- Marlon Moraes, No. 1-ranked Bantamweight
- Alexander Gustafsson, No. 2-ranked Light Heavyweight
- Holly Holm, No. 2-ranked Women’s Bantamweight
- Thiago Santos, No. 3-ranked Light Heavyweight
- Rafael dos Anjos, No. 3-ranked Welterweight
- Anthony Smith, No. 4-ranked Light Heavyweight
- Kevin Lee, No. 6-ranked Lightweight
The purpose of the press conference is to promote upcoming events, particularly UFC 239, a championship doubleheader that features Jon Jones locking horns with power-punching Brazilian Thiago Santos, as well as Amanda Nunes returning to the cage to put her 135-pound strap on the line opposite former women’s Bantamweight champion, Holly Holm.
To check out the stacked UFC 239: “Jones vs. Santos” fight card and rumors click here.
Remember, too, that UFC is in town with a major pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend (Sat., April 13, 2019), one the will crown two interim champions in the main- and co-main events. And MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 236 fight card on fight night right here.
For much more on UFC 236: “Holloway vs. Poirier 2” click here.