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Everything You Need To Know About UFC 235

Learn about the athletes of UFC 235, their fights and how to watch the action taking place in Las Vegas.
Videos
UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
UFC 235 Press Conference Highlights
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Inside The Octagon: Jones Vs Smith
Inside the Octagon: Jones vs Smith
Inside the Octagon: Jones vs Smith
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UFC 235 Countdown
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
Tyron Woodley: Why I Fight
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Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
Anthony Smith Top 5 Finishes
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UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 1
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Usman: Time To Pass The Torch
Usman: Time to Pass the Torch
Usman: Time to Pass the Torch
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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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Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
Tyron Woodley: Capturing Gold
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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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UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 2

Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
Jon Jones: Top 5 Finishes
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Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
Tyron Woodley: Top 5 Finishes
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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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Ben Askren: I love To Compete
Ben Askren: I Love To Compete
Ben Askren: I Love To Compete
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UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
UFC 235: Media Day Faceoffs
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Jones: I want This Belt Forever
Jones: I Want This Belt Forever
Jones: I Want This Belt Forever
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Cody Garbrandt: Must-See Moments
Cody Garbrandt Must-See Moments
Cody Garbrandt Must-See Moments
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UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 4
UFC 235: Embedded Episode 4
UFC 235: Embedded Episode 4
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Tyron Woodley: I'm Planning Destruction

UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
UFC 235: Open Workout Highlights
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UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
UFC 235: Weigh-in Faceoffs
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UFC 235 Embedded: Episode 5

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

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 LLC)


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)

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

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)

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.

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. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


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.

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

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. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


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/

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/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


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

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 Getty Images)


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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)