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Jones survives in narrow decision over Santos

Jon Jones defeated challenger Thiago Santos by split decision to defend his UFC light heavyweight title Saturday night at UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Two judges scored the bout 48-47 for Jones, while a third judge had it 48-47 for Santos.

Santos appeared to hurt his left leg while kicking Jones in the second round, compromising his movement for the remainder of the fight.

Jones (25-1, 1 NC), 31, was making the second defense of the belt he won by third-round TKO in his rematch with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in December.