Ufc 235

UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on March 2, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area. A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between two-time champion Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith is expected to headline the event. A UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Tyron Woodley and The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner Kamaru Usman has been slated for the event and is expected to serve as the co-headliner.

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UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
The poster for UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith.
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PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)
VenueT-Mobile Arena
CityParadise, Nevada
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos

UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on March 2, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area.[1]

Background

A UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between two-time champion Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith is expected to headline the event.[2]

A UFC Welterweight Championship bout between current champion Tyron Woodley and The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians welterweight winner Kamaru Usman has been slated for the event and is expected to serve as the co-headliner.[3]

As a result of the cancellation of UFC 233, a welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and promotional newcomer and former Bellator Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren (also former ONE Welterweight Champion) was rescheduled for this event.[4]

A women's bantamweight bout between former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and Aspen Ladd was expected to take place at the event. However on January 31, it was reported the matchup was scrapped due to undisclosed reasons and both fighters are expected to face new opponents in other events.[5]

Thomas Almeida was expected to face Marlon Vera at the event. However, Almeida pulled out of the fight on January 31 citing an injury.[6] He was replaced by Frankie Saenz.[7]

Former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux was expected to face Misha Cirkunov at the event. However on February 11, it was announced that Saint Preux suffered an injury and was pulled from the fight.[8] He was replaced by Johnny Walker.[9]

Yadong Song was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America bantamweight winner Alejandro Pérez at the event, but pulled out of the bout on January 11 due to an undisclosed reason. He was replaced by Cody Stamann.[10]

Official fight card

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith [lower-alpha 1]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Kamaru Usman [lower-alpha 2]
Welterweight Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Women's Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Light Heavyweight Misha Cirkunov vs. Johnny Walker
Bantamweight Cody Stamann vs. Alejandro Pérez
Welterweight Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Charles Byrd
Women's Bantamweight Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson
Bantamweight Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Saenz
Women's Strawweight Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers

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See also

References

  1. Staff (2018-11-04). "UFC announces 2019 first quarter schedule: ESPN debut Jan. 19 in Brooklyn". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. Steven Marrocco (2019-01-06). "Jon Jones set to defend title vs. Anthony Smith at UFC 235". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. Mike Bohn (2019-01-06). "Tyron Woodley set to defend title vs. Kamaru Usman – not Colby Covington – at UFC 235". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  4. Shaun Al-Shatti (2018-12-13). "Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler rescheduled for UFC 235". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  5. Mike Bohn (2019-01-31). "Ex-champ Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd removed from UFC 235". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  6. Marcel Dorff (2019-01-31). "Following Holm vs. Ladd now also Thomas Almeida vs. Marlon Vera canceled". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-01. (in Dutch)
  7. Marcel Dorff (2019-02-02). "Frankie Saenz takes a short notice battle against Marlon Vera during UFC 235 in Las Vegas". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-02. (in Dutch)
  8. Staff (2019-02-10). "Ovince Saint Preux out of UFC 235 fight with Misha Cirkunov". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  9. Guilherme Cruz (2019-02-12). "Johnny Walker replaces Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov at UFC 235". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  10. Mike Heck (2019-02-10). "Cody Stamann: 'I'm going to beat the s--t out of' Alejandro Perez". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  11. "UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
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