UFC 235: Jon Jones beats Anthony Smith to retain light-heavyweight title

UFC 235 8 burning questions around Jones-Smith Woodley Usman title fights

UFC 235 8 burning questions around Jones-Smith Woodley Usman title fights

Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in the main event. With Jones' moneyline value gone, method-of-victory props might be the way to go as a submission victory (+195) is available at plus money, perhaps due to Jones loyalists betting behind a knockout or TKO (-140). Usman also hasn't had a finish since 2017, but has shown himself to be a fearsome fighter in his own right. Woodley was a -200 favourite so the line movement suggests there is buzz about an upset. It'll have been one hell of a year.

Jones' suspensions and legal woes limited him to just two fights in a almost four-year stretch of his prime, forever depriving the sport of the chance to see the full scope of his career. "I think a lot of people tuned-in thinking I was going to lose that fight, so I need my opponents to sell fights". Zhang, technically sound as a both a grappler and striker, may be able to apply a strength advantage on the mat and against the cage.

Following that victory, Israel made his desires known that it's time the UFC heads to Africa soon. Meanwhile, Usman, victor of The Ultimate Fighter season 21, is unbeaten in the UFC Octagon and hasn't lost a professional MMA bout since his second fight.

The outspoken Askren (19-0), a former U.S. Olympic wrestler, joined the UFC late past year after a decade fighting in other promotions and sparring with UFC President Dana White on social media.

He has been training with world-renowned wrestler Ben Askren to sharpen up his already strong ground game. Woodley said. "I think it's dope for the sport". Ben wants to take Robbie down and control the fight at his pace.

Smith continued after the illegal knee and said he didn't want to win by disqualification. They want to see us bowing, some honour, some integrity and respect. He's defended the title twice against Stephen Thompson, against Demian Maia and most recently at UFC 228 against the then-unbeaten Darren Till.

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Jones, who is widely regarded as one of the best fighters to ever grace the Octagon, put on a martial arts clinic to out strike and out grapple Smith for 25 straight minutes in the first defense of his title after reclaiming the belt this past December. On paper, Smith (31-13) is a huge underdog against a fighter who is considered by many to be one of the best of his generation.

Saturday's UFC 235 pay-per-view will feature two title fights in Las Vegas, led by ESPN's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world: Jon Jones.

"I think it left on decent terms, not bad terms".

Woodley, 36, believes he's closing in on another title at this point in his career: the best welterweight of all time.

After all the headaches he's caused - and there was another atypical drug test this week - it's a little surreal that his fight with Smith can be seen as a throwback to the good old days. "I'll just have to f*ck your vehicle when you come outside of Palms".

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