Review by AllTheBestFights.com:
2019-03-02, some good single shots between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith
but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.
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!