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UFC 235 salaries: Jones, Woodley set to bank $500K each for title defenses

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In his second fight in just over two months, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will walk away with a cool $500,000 fight purse later this evening (Sat., Mar. 2, 2019) at UFC 235 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who released UFC 235’s preliminary salary report to MMA Fighting earlier tonight.

Jones, who reclaimed his title with a technical knockout win over Alexander Gustafsson back at UFC 232 in December, will be defending his title against surging contender Anthony Smith. For his efforts later tonight against Jones, “Lionheart” will bank $350,000 flat.

In the co-main event, reigning UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will defend his title against streaking contender Kamaru Usman, who has compiled an unbeaten 9-0 UFC record since his debut in 2015. Woodley, who is coming off a submission win over Darren Till back in September, will bank $500,000 for his efforts, while Usman, who is making his PPV main card debut, will walk away with $350,000.

Check out the other notable UFC 235 salaries below:

Ben Askren ($200,000/$150,000 show/win split)
Robbie Lawler ($200,000/$100,000)
Tecia Torres ($36,000/$36,000)
Weili Zhang ($18,000/$18,000)
Cody Garbrandt ($130,000/$130,000)
Pedro Munhoz ($48,000/$48,000)
Diego Sanchez ($99,000/$99,000).

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 235 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For the complete UFC 235 fight card click here.