Card Of The Year Alert: UFC 235 Is Insanely Stacked

It may be too early to call but UFC 235 is shaping to become the best card of the year for the world’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion as it is set to feature two title fights, three former champions, and some formidable names in the sport on its roster. 

The UFC’s third pay-per-view event in 2019 is slated on March 2 and will take place at the illustrious T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, with a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith and a showdown for the welterweight belt starring Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman serving as its headling bouts.

Title Fights

Fresh from overwhelming Alexander Gustafsson in their highly-awaited rematch at UFC 232 last month, the newly-crowned light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will march on his first title defense this March against the number three ranked contender, Anthony Smith.

Though it has yet to be finalized, UFC President Dana White told TMZ Sports that Jones’ title-defense will be UFC’s 235 main event should the Nevada State Athletic Commission grant him a license to compete in Sin City.

Later this month, Jon Jones will file an application for licensure with the NSAC in order to compete at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2nd. Provided that license is granted, Jones will be defending his Light Heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in a 5 round main event at the T-Mobile Arena.”

In the co-main event, reigning champion Tyron Woodley will put his welterweight strap on the line against undefeated fighter Kamaru Usman. Expect fireworks to explode when the two collide at UFC 235.

Woodley has successfully defended his belt three times while Usman has kept his unblemished record intact in the last nine outings including big wins over Demian Maia and Rafael Dos Anjos. And just last week, the two welterweights have already stoked the flames when they clashed in a social media feud about their upcoming fight.

Ben Askren’s UFC Debut

If these two title fights are not enough, also in the mix is Ben Askren who will be making his highly-anticipated UFC debut opposite former champion Robbie Lawler in another welterweight match.

All eyes will be on the Hartland, Wisconsin native as he is boasting a heavy resume being the former undefeated champion at ONE Championship and Bellator. Askren has also called out almost all fighters in the division after the historic trade between ONE and UFC, which saw former flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson heading to the Singapore-based promotion.

Another former UFC champion in Cody Garbrandt will beef up the already-stacked UFC 235 roster as he is slated to take on Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight fight. Ex-bantamweight queen Holly Holm will tussle with Aspen Ladd while Zabit Magomedsharipov will lock horns with Jeremy Stephens.

Check out the stacked line-up for UFC 235 as it currently stands: 

Light-heavyweight title fight: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith

Welterweight title fight: Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman

Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler

Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens

Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang

Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez

Macy Chiasson vs. Gina Mazany

Misha Cirkunov vs. Ovince Saint Preux

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