UFC 235:
Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada

 

On March 2nd, 2019 UFC 235 is set to blow the roof off of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main event of UFC 235 will feature Jon Jones' first light heavyweight title defense since he won it at UFC 232. The challenger is Anthony "Lionheart" Smith who is listed as +750 underdog.

Jones needed a one-fight license from the state of Nevada a drug test abnormality prior to UFC 232. The agreement requires Jones to undergo rigorous testing leading up to the title defense.

The co-main event will feature welterweight champion Tyron Woodley putting his title on the line against Kamaru Usman.

Are two title defenses on the same card enough? Not this time. UFC 235 will also feature the long-awaited UFC debut of welterweight Ben Askren as he faces the legendary Robbie Lawler.

There are two other fights currently on the main card. First a Women's strawweight battle between Tecia Torres and Weili Zhang. Followed by a bantamweight bout between Cody Garbrandt and Pedrio Munhoz.

UFC 235 Odds

UFC light heavyweight title
Jon Jones (c) -1165 vs. Anthony Smith +750

UFC welterweight title
Tyron Woodley (c) -160 vs. Kamaru Usman +140

Welterweight
Robbie Lawler +250 vs. Ben Askren -300

Women's Strawweight
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang

Bantamweight
Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedrio Munhoz

 

A bantamweight fight between former champion Holly Holm and undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd was canceled. Lenny Fresquez, Holm's agent, said the cancellation is after the UFC failed to extend his clients' contract with the company.

 

UFC 235
When: March 2, 2019
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

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Jon "Bones" Jones vs Anthony "Lionheart" Smith


 

Main Card


Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov
Bantamweight Alejandro Pérez vs. Yadong Song
Welterweight Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall

 

 

Undercard

Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young
Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcos Mariano vs. Lando Vannata
Alex Gorgees vs. Jalin Turner
Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

 


*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.