Ben Askren gets slammed, knees fly, and Jones owns Smith in UFC 235 Fight Motion

UFC 235 was a solid card with more than a few surprises. Kamaru Usman soundly beat Tyron Woodley to become the new welterweight champion and veteran Diego Sanchez schooled young buck Mickey Gall. The Fight Motion video highlights all of the action in sweet slow motion including those skillfully placed kicks from light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and that NASTY looking slam from Lawler to Askren. Check it out.

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Watch highlights of the mess that was Lawler vs Askren

Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler inadvertently made a mess of their fight Saturday night at UFC 235. Ben was pretty much out after getting slammed on his head and the fight could have been stopped there and honestly maybe should have been. A short time later Askren has Robbie in a choke and the ref steps in when it was clear Robbie was okay. It was a mess. Watch these highlights and let us know what you think of the fight in the comments.

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Dillon Danis provides the most delusional UFC 235 tweet of the week

Conor McGregor pal and fellow MMA fighter Dillon Danis must have been hanging out with Colby Covington recently because his troll skills have reached over 9000. After debuting Ben Askren was almost knocked out by Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and eventually winning by controversial stoppage the haters came out including Dillon. Danis is either smoking the good stuff or he’s delusional. Check out his taunt to Askren on Twitter…

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Dana White reacts to Askren debut and booking the rematch

Ben Askren debuted against slugger Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and was very close to taking a nap. Luckily for Ben he recovered and eventually “submitted” Robbie. The stoppage was controversial to say the least so it was only natural for Dana to weigh in on the “rough” start for Ben.

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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 Kamaru Usman, 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.

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UFC 235 Embedded: episode 4

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.

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UFC 235 Embedded: episode 3

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.

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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.

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Watch UFC 235 live stream

Light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones returns to defend his title against the hard-hitting Anthony “Lionheart” Smith in the UFC 235 main event live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, March 2. In the co-main event reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley puts his belt on the line against the “Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman. … Read more