The black belt in gaidojutsu and current Ufc light-Hw champion Jon Jones entered this fight with a professional mma record of 23-1-0 (70% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.1 light heavyweight in the world. Jones’ only loss was, in reality, a disqualification suffered against Matt Hamill in 2009 due to multiple “12-6 elbows” (strike brought from a high position toward the floor), since then he has collected 14 victories and one no-contest, against Daniel Cormier in 2017 (Jones defeated DC via KO but he tested positive for turinabol so the result was overturned in a NC, Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier I); after this bout he beat Alexander Gustafsson in their rematch in 2018 (Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 2).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith, has an official record of 31-13-0 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He fought four times last year losing to Thiago Santos (Thiago Santos vs Anthony Smith) but then he has beat Rashad Evans, Mauricio Shogun Rua (Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Anthony Smith) and Volkan Oezdemir (Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith). Jones vs Smith, main event of UFC 235, is valid for the Ufc light heavyweight title (Jones’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Title: UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
UFC 235 fight card (main fights):
Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith
Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman
Robbie Lawler vs Ben Askren
Tecia Torres vs Weili Zhang
Cody Garbrandt vs Pedro Munhoz
Jeremy Stephens vs Zabit Magomedsharipov
Misha Cirkunov vs Johnny Walker
Jones’ previous fight: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 2
Smith’s previous fight: Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith
Smith’s next fight: Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith
Jones’ next fight: Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos
Jones vs Smith Fight Video:
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