Jon Jones will put his newly acquired light heavyweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 235 against surging division contender Anthony Smith.
UFC 235 takes place March 2 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC’s 205-pound throne by defeating Alexander Gustafsson via third-round knockout at UFC 232 this past December in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, since moving up to the UFC’s light heavyweight ranks Anthony Smith has gone a perfect 3-0. During that time, “Lionheart” has scored stoppage victories over Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Volkan Oezdemir.
In the co-main event of March’s UFC 235 pay-per-view event, reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his title on the line against surging division contender Kamaru Usman.
Woodley was most recently seen in action at September’s UFC 228 event, where he defeated Darren Till via second-round submission.
Meanwhile, since joining the UFC ranks in July of 2015, Kamaru Usman has gone a perfect 9-0.
In his most recent effort this past November, “The Nigerian Nightmare” scored a lopsided unanimous decision victory over former lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos.
If those two title fights were not enough to get you interested, UFC 235 also features the debut of former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren.
Askren will be taking on former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on the evening’s main card which airs exclusively on pay-per-view.
Get the full UFC 235 lineup below.
UFC 235 Main Card | 10:00 pm ET on pay-per-view
Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith – UFC light heavyweight title fight
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Kamaru Usman – UFC welterweight title fight
Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
Tecia Torres vs. Zhang Weili
Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
UFC 235 Prelims | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens
Johnny Walker vs. Misha Cirkunov
Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
Alejandro Perez vs. Yadong Song
UFC 235 Prelims | 6:00 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass
Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Saenz
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Charles Byrd
Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson
Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/13/2019.