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Learn about the athletes of UFC 235, their fights and how to watch the action taking place in Las Vegas.
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UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
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Watch the highlights from the UFC 235 Press Conference, featuring Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley.


Inside The Octagon: Jones Vs Smith
Inside the Octagon: Jones vs Smith
Inside the Octagon: Jones vs Smith
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Dan Hardy and John Gooden are back to break down the UFC 235 light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon "Bones" Jones and Anthony "Lionheart" Smith on March 2.


UFC 235 Countdown
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
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Hear from Tyron Woodley before his fight against Kamaru Usman this weekend about why the champ loves to fight.


Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
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Take a look back at Anthony Smith's Top 5 finishes before his upcoming title fight against Jon Jones on Saturday at UFC 235.


UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
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On Episode 1 of UFC 235 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes a quick return to competition post-win, continuing to evolve inside New Mexico gyms. Welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman sharpens his tools during training and then goes dress shopping with his daughter. Light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith embraces the mild weather and hostile drivers of the East Coast after escaping a Nebraska blizzard. UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.


Usman: Time To Pass The Torch
Usman: Time to Pass the Torch
Usman: Time to Pass the Torch
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Kamaru Usman is ready to take the welterweight torch from Tyron Woodley in the co-main event at UFC 235 on Saturday.


UFC 235: Opportunity Is Knocking
UFC 235: Opportunity is Knocking
Jon Jones & Anthony Smith Can Write Two Unique Types Of History Saturday
UFC 235: Opportunity is Knocking
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Jon Jones: True Finisher
Jon Jones: True Finisher
Jon Jones: True Finisher
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Jon Jones returns to the Octagon to defend his belt against Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC 235.


Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
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Tyron Woodley will attempt to hold on to his belt in the co-main event of UFC 235 against Kamaru Usman on Saturday.


UFC 235: Jon Jones - Fighters Are Just Like Us
UFC 235: Jon Jones - Fighters are Just Like Us
Fighters. They're more like us than we sometimes realize.
UFC 235: Jon Jones - Fighters are Just Like Us
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UFC 235: Diego Sanchez - Fighting Spirit
UFC 235: Diego Sanchez - Fighting Spirit
UFC 235's Diego Sanchez Talks About What Drives Him To Succeed
UFC 235: Diego Sanchez - Fighting Spirit
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Anthony Smith: I Have the Tools to Beat Jon Jones
Smith: I Have The Tools To Beat Jones
Smith: I Have The Tools To Beat Jones
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Anthony Smith enters into his light heavyweight title fight with arguably the greatest fighter on the planet with a supreme confidence in his experience and gritty fighting style. Don't miss UFC 235: Jones vs Smith this Saturday only on Pay-Per-View.


UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 2

 

On Episode 2 of UFC 235 Embedded, welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman puts his endurance on display during a New York City media tour and takes a call from lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith sneaks in some Big Apple sightseeing between interviews. On the opposite coast, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and debuting welterweight Ben Askren talk about their history as teammates and friends. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts in a hard workout, then clears his mind with some high-altitude outdoor time. UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.


Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
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Watch the Top 5 finishes from Jon Jones' historic UFC career.


Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
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Watch the Top 5 finishes from Tyron Woodley's historic UFC career.


Anthony Smith: Must-See Moments
UFC 235: Anthony Smith Must-See Moments
The Highlights That Lead 'Lionheart' To The Title Fight
UFC 235: Anthony Smith Must-See Moments
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UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 3
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 3
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 3
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On Episode 3 of UFC 235 Embedded, the stars of the event make their ways to Las Vegas as fight night draws closer: light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith, welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and welterweight king Tyron Woodley. Inside the UFC offices, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler keeps it low-key, as debuting opponent Ben Askren takes in all of the fight week process. Check-ins feature a who’s-who of the sport, with appearances by UFC 235 competitors Diego Sanchez, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mickey Gall, Tecia Torres and Gina Mazany. UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.


Ben Askren: I love To Compete
Ben Askren: I Love To Compete
Ben Askren: I Love To Compete
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The much-talked-about recent addition to the UFC roster, Ben Askren, prepares for his matchup with former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 on March 2.


UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
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The stars of UFC 235 faced off after media day on Wednesday in Las Vegas featuring headliners Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith and Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman.


Jones: I want This Belt Forever
Jones: I Want This Belt Forever
Jones: I Want This Belt Forever
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Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones talks about his past few months including UFC 232, his upcoming matchup with Anthony Smith, and his desire to be constantly active in 2019.


Cody Garbrandt: Must-See Moments
Cody Garbrandt Must-See Moments
Cody Garbrandt Must-See Moments
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Watch the must-see moments from Cody Garbrandt's historic UFC career


UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 4
UFC 235: Embedded Episode 4
UFC 235: Embedded Episode 4
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On Episode 4 of UFC 235 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones stays focused by watching opponent Anthony Smith’s interviews. Welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman gets custom meals for the week at the UFC Performance Institute, where training partner and former champion Rashad Evans runs into several of his past opponents. Jones has a friendly interaction with former rival Evans and meets French heavyweight Francis Ngannou. Teammates Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren continue to train together in Las Vegas, Woodley for his welterweight title defense and Askren for his Octagon debut. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt introduces welterweight Diego Sanchez to his secret weapon – his son. UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.


Tyron Woodley: I'm Planning Destruction

Undisputed welterweight champ Tyron Woodley is preparing for a destructive title defense as he meets challenger Kamaru Usman in the co-main event this Saturday at UFC 235: Jones vs Smith only on Pay-Per-View.


UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
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The stars of UFC 235 workout in Las Vegas including defending light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, challenger Anthony Smith, undisputed welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Kamaru Usman. Don't miss UFC 235: Jones vs Smith this Saturday only on Pay-Per-View.


UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
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Watch the faceoffs from the UFC 235 official weigh-in, featuring Jon Jones and Anthony Smith


UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 5

 

On Episode 5 of UFC 235 Embedded, all of the event’s athletes attend Ultimate Media Day. Faceoffs feature light heavyweight headliners Jon Jones and Anthony Smith, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Anthony Smith, and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and opponent Ben Askren. The UFC Performance Institute draws a who’s-who of UFC 235, including Russia’s Zabit Magomedsharipov, Brazil’s Johnny Walker, former champion Cody Garbrandt and strawweight Tecia Torres. The men from the night’s two championship fights entertain at open workouts, one arriving in an impromptu party bus. UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.


Articles
UFC 235: Fight by Fight
UFC 235 press conference face off Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith

By Damon Martin

Take a deep dive into UFC 235 with this edition of Fight by Fight. (Read more)

On The Rise: UFC 235
Macy Chiasson knees Pannie Kianzad of Denmark during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on November 30, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
Macy Chiasson knees Pannie Kianzad during The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Nov. 30, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

By E. Spencer Kyte

Catch them now, they aren’t going to be up-and-comers for much longer. (Read more)

MUNHOZ LIKES HIS CHANCES TO BE NEXT CONTENDER
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 28:  Pedro Munhoz of Brazil celebrates after defeating Rob Font in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Ibirapuera Gymnasium on October 28, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa L

By E. Spencer Kyte

“I believe a victory over him, if I knock him out or submit him, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be the next contender against TJ Dillashaw.” (Read more)

MUNHOZ KNOWS IT'S SHOWTIME
(Photo By Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
(Photo By Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

By Zac Pacleb

Pedro Munhoz is looking to stake his claim at the top of the bantamweight division. (Read more)

ASKREN KNOWS HE'S IN FOR A BATTLE

By Zac Pacleb

From retired to traded to training for a fight with a former champion, Ben Askren thinks the timetable has been "kind of perfect." (Read more)

A Ruthless Return
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29:  (R-L) Robbie Lawler punches  Donald Cerrone in their welterweight bout during the UFC 214 event inside the Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Damon Martin

"My body’s excited. I’m fresh, I’ve done a lot of hard work this past year and it’s going to pay off.” (Read more)

WALKER EYES WINS AND AFTER-PARTIES IN VEGAS
Johnny Walker

By Thomas Gerbasi

“I can’t wait to celebrate many wins here. And Dana (White), you are invited.” (Read more)

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH JON JONES
2018 - UFC 232 - Jon Jones x Alexander Gustafsson 2

By Steve Latrell

Light heavyweight champion is on a quest to give his fans the best year ever. (Read more)

USMAN KNEW GREATNESS AWAITED HIM
Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Demian Maia of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Movistar Arena on May 19, 2018 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Kamaru Usman punches Demian Maia on May 19, 2018 in Chile. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC)

By Thomas Gerbasi

"When kids don’t have hope, there is something greater out there for you, and that’s what that flag symbolizes for me.” (Read more)

WOODLEY EMBRACING THE CHAOS
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29: Tyron Woodley reacts after his UFC welterweight championship bout against Demian Maia of Brazil during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Thomas Gerbasi

"Somebody’s trying to take my belt, somebody’s trying to end my streak and take away what I want to be my legacy. So I just recognize that chaos is a part of life – don’t run from it; embrace it.” (Read more)

SMITH: I’M CHASING EVERYTHING THAT MY FAMILY DESERVES
PITTSBURGH, PA - FEBRUARY 21:  (L-R) Anthony Smith punches Leonardo Augusto Leleco in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Consol Energy Center on February 21, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Gavin Porter

Anthony Smith is fighting for much more than a championship at UFC 235. (Read more)

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH MICKEY GALL
SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 17:  (L-R) Mickey Gall attempts to secure a rear choke submission against Sage Northcutt in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Golden 1 Center Arena on December 17, 2016 in Sacramento, California.

By Zac Pacleb

Young, brash and confident, Mickey Gall is seeking a finish against Diego Sanchez. (Read more)

WOODLEY IS PLANTING SEEDS
ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30: Tyron Woodley celebrates after knocking out Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 201 event on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Zac Pacleb

Even with so much going on outside of the Octagon, Tyron Woodley knows his fighting career is his moneymaker. (Read more)

GARBRANDT MOVING ON FROM THE PAST
Cody Garbrandt throws a punch at Dominick Cruz in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By. E. Spencer Kyte

“It’s a learning experience for me and I’m grateful to be here. I’m hungry and more motivated than ever to get back in there and fight. This is my true passion.”
 

JEREMY STEPHENS' MOST FIERCE OPPONENT
CALGARY, AB - JULY 28: Jeremy Stephens prepares to fight Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 28, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Steve Latrell

Featherweight speaks candidly about 'dark' times prior to UFC 235. (Read more)

SANCHEZ: I'M BRINGING BLOOD
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 05:  Diego Sanchez of the United States raises his hands after facing Marcin Held of Poland in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Ph

By Gavin Porter

Diego Sanchez is feeling primed for success heading into his fight with Mickey Gall. (Read more)

MICKEY GALL CHASING BIG DOG STATUS
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10:  Mickey Gall celebrates after defeating Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks by submission in their welterweight bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/

By Thomas Gerbasi

Never lacking confidence, Mickey Gall is heeding the advice of well-experienced mentors as he attempts to climb the rankings. (Read more)

LAWLER: RESPECT THE RUTHLESS
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29: Robbie Lawler prepares to fight Donald Cerrone in their welterweight bout during the UFC 214 event at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Steve Latrell

Whether inside the Octagon or out, Robbie Lawler has always done it right. (Read more)

KNOCK ME DOWN: ANTHONY KIEDIS TALKS UFC

By Juan Cardenas

Legendary rocker remains one of UFC's biggest and most loyal fans. (Read more)

GARBRANDT'S ONLY OPPONENT IS HIMSELF
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03:  (R-L) Cody Garbrandt squares off with Marcus Brimage  in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Ge

By Gavin Porter

Heading into UFC 235, Cody Garbrandt is focused on conquering his personal demons. (Read more)

JUST A NORMAL FIGHT FOR SMITH?
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 09:  (L-R) Anthony Smith punches Rashad Evans in their light heavyweight fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Thomas Gerbasi

"Maybe I’m too close to the forest to see the trees right now, and that might be different once I get to Vegas, but I feel pretty normal for the most part. It seems like a normal fight.” (Read more)

EXCITEMENT HAS JUST BEGUN FOR ASKREN

By Thomas Gerbasi

“I love to compete. I already am excited and I know I’m gonna get more excited.” (Read more)

WEILI ZHANG'S TIME IS NOW
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 24: Weili Zhang of China celebrates after her submission victory over Jessica Aguilar in their women's strawweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Cadillac Arena on November 24, 2018 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By Thomas Gerbasi

Weili Zhang has been asking for a top-ranked opponent since she made her UFC debut, and she finally got her wish in the "Holy City of Warriors." (Read more)

CHIASSON'S DROP TO BANTAMWEIGHT PACKED WITH EXCITEMENT

By Thomas Gerbasi

“I feel the fastest I’ve ever felt and the strongest I’ve ever felt. I look at this as an opportunity to be in the best shape I can be. It’s been a really awesome camp." (Read more)

MAGOMEDSHARIPOV CAN HANDLE ALL THE HYPE
UFC 228 Zabit Magomedsharipov submission

By Damon Martin

“I’m in this sport since my childhood. I can handle everything, all the hype and the noise.” (Read more)

JONES FIGHTING FOR THE FANS IN 2019
2014 - UFC 172 - Jon Jones x Glover Teixeira

By Thomas Gerbasi

"I’ve spent a lot of time under suspension and I feel like it’s only fair to the fans to give them what they want, and that’s activity and an extremely busy champion." (Read more)

LOSS GAVE STAMANN REASSURANCE OF HIS DESTINY
Cody Stamann warms up backstage during the UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)

By Thomas Gerbasi

"And after watching that fight, it reassured what I already knew and that was yes, I absolutely have what it takes to compete with the top five in the division and I think I’ll be a guy to contend for the belt someday." (Read more)

WEILI ZHANG'S TIME IS NOW

By Thomas Gerbasi

Weili Zhang has been asking for a top-ranked opponent since she made her UFC debut, and she finally got her wish in the "Holy City of Warriors." (Read more)