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11.03.2018 | 11:36 PM ET

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UFC 235
Bout   Info
Jon Jones   vs.   Anthony Smith   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Tyron Woodley   vs.   Kamaru Usman   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Robbie Lawler   vs.   Ben Askren   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Holly Holm   vs.   Aspen Ladd   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Cody Garbrandt   vs.   Pedro Munhoz   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Tecia Torres   vs.   Weili Zhang   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Diego Sanchez   vs.   Mickey Gall   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Jeremy Stephens   vs.   Zabit Magomedsharipov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Gina Mazany   vs.   Macy Chiasson   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ovince St. Preux   vs.   Misha Cirkunov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Polyana Viana   vs.   Hannah Cifers   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Thomas Almeida   vs.   Marlon Vera   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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Tyron woodley hs
2019.01.06 1:15 PM ET

bout announced

Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Kamaru usman hs
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01.06.2019 | 1:16 PM ET

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Woodley vs. Usman
Tyron Woodley, TKO, R1
Colby played chicken with the UFC and it cost him a title shot.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

Tyron woodley hs
2019.01.06 1:17 PM ET

bout status update

Woodley vs. Usman Changed from Confirmed to Rumored
Kamaru usman hs
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01.06.2019 | 9:23 PM ET

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Prety stacked card!

Smith is a real threat but if Jones stay focus he's on another planet right now!

Usman have all the tool and the motivation to get pass Woodley!

"It's not important to always win, it's important to always give it all!"

Tyron woodley hs
2019.01.06 10:44 PM ET

bout status update

Woodley vs. Usman Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Kamaru usman hs
Cody garbrandt hs
2019.01.06 10:52 PM ET

bout announced

Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Pedro munhoz hs
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01.06.2019 | 11:35 PM ET

Lol Smith is no threat to Jones. This will be the easiest defense of his career unless you count sonnen.

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

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01.07.2019 | 12:17 AM ET

Woodley vs Usman

Usman, dec.

Here I go again, picking against Woodley.But I've got stronger grounds for doing so this time, at least. Know what Usman's TDD is? 100%. Tyrone, as great as he is in the wrestling department, is not getting him to the floor, and will lose the grappling exchanges generally.What will decide this contest will be striking; Usman either outlands woodley at a better clip and survives the big shots, or he eats the T-bomb and gets put to bed.

Editor's note: This fight has the potential to be the most boring ************* in WW Hist--oh, wait, the second most boring title fight in WW history.

Who's a better striker? Woodley, unquestionably. However, Usman has never been put away by strikes. Has a he fought a puncher like Woodley? Nope. But he has fought Warlay Alves, who would be close in my estimations. I think Woodley will be off his game fighting Kamaru, because this is the first time since Rory Mac he will be fighting a grappler who is as good or better than he is--in fact, I am convinced that Kamru is actually better, perhaps considerably so. Every time he has fought a decent to strong wrestler, he's struggled, or lost, or looked uncomfortable--eg the Gastelum fight. Usman is better, quite possibly, than every grappler/wrestler he has faced combined.

Usman has better cardio, better output. He'll have a couple of scares, but takes at least three. Tyrone can't win by decision here, and I think a lot of people will be surprised when Kamru takes top position more than once and holds it the entire round.

And new.

* Edited at 01.07.2019, 12:27 AM ET *

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

Jones jon ufc100 1
2019.01.07 12:47 PM ET

bout status update

Jones vs. Smith Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Anthony smith hs
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01.07.2019 | 5:26 PM ET

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Wonder how many times jones will pop for roids between now and then. 
Maybe this time him usada and the ufc will all co ordinate so he can use steroids without getting caught.
Hope lion heart ****s jones in the octagon. Normally I order the ppv to support the sport and org I love but
I will never pay for an event with jones on it again.  Illegal stream here I come.


P.s. keep pretending he's not a cheater. That's why his **** doesn't work. 

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01.08.2019 | 6:59 PM ET

I've never been much of a fan of Smith, but I'll be rooting for him in this one.

"I don't want to have to do this living. I just walk around. I want to be swept off my feet, you know? I want my children to have magical powers. I am prepared for amazing things to happen. I can handle it."

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01.08.2019 | 11:43 PM ET

We all will be. I would probably root for R. Kelly over Jones.

"'John Jones will never headline a UFC event ever again"--Dana white 2016."

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01.09.2019 | 1:04 AM ET

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Lol my sentiments exactly

"Peace Is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. Only the dark side can save me."

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01.09.2019 | 10:37 AM ET

Decent fight.

"The only thing predictable about MMA is that it is unpredictable."

Polyana viana
2019.01.09 12:17 PM ET

bout announced

Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Hannah cifers hs
Thomas de almeida hs
2019.01.10 12:42 PM ET

bout announced

Thomas Almeida vs. Marlon Vera at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Marlon vera hs
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01.11.2019 | 11:24 PM ET

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Marty "from Nebraska" Usman is literally a worse version of colby. 
Ufc u sicken me getting it wrong so often. I wish you would let the fans make the fights.
Personally I don't think either guy beats Woodley.  But we should be seeing Woodley Colby to unify the belts.
Or the WME boys should stop handing out and taking back interim belts like they're candy.
Poor Woodley no one even talks about his claim to the best pound for pound and G.O.A.T title's. 
****** guy's only dominated the welterweight division since Gsp. Emperor Dana White truly hates him.
He's got a thumb he said. "Woodley can't fight cause he's got a thumb" quote dana white. 

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01.12.2019 | 12:18 PM ET

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In m'I opinion Usman is a strickly better version then Covington... Better Wresling, more power in is hand and wont tap 1st round for sure!

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01.12.2019 | 11:15 PM ET

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@hyrm was that a joke? The only loss on Marty usman's record is tap out round 1 rear naked choke.

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01.13.2019 | 9:28 AM ET

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2013 second pro fight 5 years ago! I was referring to the Warlley Alves fight! Usman outwressel this guy & its hard to forget how Alves easily submits Covington!

"It's not important to always win, it's important to always give it all!"

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01.20.2019 | 7:07 PM ET

Prediction Comments

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Jones vs. Smith
Jon Jones, TKO, R2
I think Jones wins this fight easily.

Woodley vs. Usman
Kamaru Usman, DEC
I think Woodley's stamina will be an issue in this fight.

Lawler vs. Askren
Ben Askren, DEC
I think Askren's wrestling gets him the win in this fight.

Sanchez vs. Gall
Mickey Gall, DEC
I think Mickey Gall will win , because Diego Sanchez is well beyond his prime.

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