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UFC 235: Referee, judging assignments set for ‘Jones vs Smith’

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans should expect to see some familiar faces for the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) main and co-main events this Sat. night (March 2, 2019) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the light heavyweight headliner, longtime referee Herb Dean will oversee the championship title fight between Jon Jones (champion) and Anthony Smith (challenger), while Sal D’Amato, Junichiro Kamijo, and Chris Lee judge the action from cage side.

That’s according to a report from MMA Fighting.

When welterweight champion Tyron Woodley puts his strap on the line against top contender Kamaru Usman, veteran referee Marc Goddard will join them inside the Octagon, while judges Mike Bell, Derek Cleary and Dave Hagen are responsible for a potential five-round decision.

The referees will earn $1,900 apiece for their duties, while the judges will each score $1,600 for their respective assignments.

For the finalized UFC 235 fight card and line up click here.

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