UFC 239 could have suffered another big blow, as UFC wanted to move main card fight between Luke Rockhold and Jan Blachowicz to UFC fight night card two weeks later on July 20.
UFC 239 which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena on July 7 in Las Vegas lost an exciting heavyweight fight between Francis Ngannou and Junior Dos Santos. The heavyweight matchup will now take place at the UFC on ESPN 3 on June 29 card at Target Center in Minneapolis as the main event.
Even Luke Rockhold had the opportunity to headline his own main event, but apparently, he had to film a commercial for Ralph Lauren Polo on July 20, when the UFC Fight Night card took place. So instead, the main event for July 20 card is a welterweight fight between Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards.
Main event for UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio finalized: It will be Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards, five rounds. UFC wanted Blachowicz-Rockhold to move there, but Rockhold is filming a Ralph Lauren Polo commercial that day which couldn’t be moved.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) June 13, 2019
Luke Rockhold is coming off of a knockout loss against Yoel Romero at UFC 221 last year. Before that, he beat David Branch at UFC Fight Night 116. Since 2016, he has only had one fight a year. On the other hand, Jan is coming off of a knock out loss to Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 145, Blachowicz was on a four-fight winning streak, having beaten the likes of Jimi Manuwa and Jared Canonnier.