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UFC 235 results, recap, and link wrap-up: Jones eats ‘Lionheart,’ Woodley stuck in ‘Nigerian Nightmare’

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wrapped up a wild and wacky weekend of pay-per-view (PPV) action last Saturday night (March 2, 2019), after an eventful night of mixed martial arts (MMA) fights inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 235: “Jones vs. Smith” ended with Jon Jones’ unanimous decision win over rough-and-tumble title contender, Anthony Smith. “Bones” retained his light heavyweight title with a technical performance was dominant, just a little light on fireworks. Prior to that 205-pound shebang, Kamaru Usman shook up the welterweight division with his 25-minute route of Tyron Woodley. “The Nigerian Nightmare” is now the promotion’s 170-pound kingpin and on a one-way collision course with former interim champion, Colby Covington.

Let’s also not forget the shenanigans that ended the Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler fight in favor of “Funky,” as well as the latest showcase performance from Chinese standout Weili Zhang. In addition, Pedro Munhoz announced himself as the next bantamweight title contender by stiffening ex-champion, Cody Garbrandt.

If you happened to miss last Saturday night’s championship doubleheader or the wall-to-wall coverage we brought fans right here at MMAmania.com, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a complete UFC 235 link wrap-up.

Here’s a list of some of the most important headlines from this past weekend.

UFC 235 Highlight Videos:

Jon Jones decisions Anthony Smith
Kamaru Usman dominates Tyron Woodley
Pedro Munhoz smashes Cody Garbrandt
Johnny Walker murks Misha Cirkunov
Diego Sanchez finishes Mickey Gall
Edmen Shahbazyan ruins Charles Byrd

UFC 235 PPV Fight Recaps:

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith
Kamaru Usman vs. Tyron Woodley
Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
Weili Zhang vs. Tecia Torres
Pedro Munhoz vs. Cody Garbrandt

UFC 235 Post-Fight Aftermath:

UFC 235 “Prelims” Recap
Post-fight press conference
Salaries and payouts
Bonuses and awards
Biggest winners, losers
Colby Covington earns Kamaru Usman title shot
NSAC comments on “Funky” Lawler finish
Brock Lesnar is back in the conversation
Diego Sanchez claims he was bit by Mickey Gall

That about covers it.

UFC will return to action this weekend with the UFC on ESPN+ 4 “Lewis vs. Dos Santos” combat sports extravaganza, taking place inside INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on Sat., March 9, 2019 (more on that card here).

For even more upcoming UFC events click here.