If you would have told me a week ago that Kamaru Usman would have dominated now former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley all five rounds at UFC 235 – I might have slapped you. It happened and Usman is the new champion leaving Tyron making a plea for a rematch. Check it out.
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.
Former interim UFC welterweight champ Colby Covington has been lobbying for a title shot against Tyron Woodley without success. Covington was passed over for the title shot at UFC 235 and instead Kamaru Usman will be challenging Woodley for the belt. Covington has been outspoken about his grievances against the UFC brass and even tracked … Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Watch Friday’s UFC 235 ceremonial weigh-ins live stream kicking off at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT from Las Vegas. Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith will face-off ahead of their main event championship bout, and welterweight champ Tyron Woodley will come face-to-face with his challenger Kamaru Usman. UFC 235 also features the octagon debut of Ben Askren as he gets a tall order in former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler.
Jon Jones fights Anthony Smith at UFC 235 this Saturday and as usual he is all over the news because the cameras love Jon and he loves them. It’s definitely a love-love relationship. He spoke with TMZ about his ultimate goal and it’s a doozy. He wants to retire at 50-0 like Floyd Mayweather Jr. That would be an incredible achievement.
Check out everything he said in the video below…