UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith Results

UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith Results

Set to take place in Nevada, it is the biggest event of UFC so far in 2019, with two Title fights in the main event and co-main event.

Smith was praised afterwards for not taking a win by disqualification for the illegal knee to the head from Jones.

Jones was on his best behaviour for the next five minutes and the judges awarded the New Yorker the win by a scoreline of 48-44, 48-44 and 48-44. Woodley said. "I think it's dope for the sport".

Jones (24-1) had little trouble in an expert display of his all-around brilliance against the overmatched Smith (31-14), who had no answers for the likely pound-for-pound champion of mixed martial arts.

"I don't think he wants to talk to me", Askren said.

Few expect Jones' title run to end with a loss to Smith (31-13). His reputation is to be so durable. I have never had someone talk to me while I'm hitting them. This guy is so durable - he's like a Terminator. He's like the Terminator. "He did a great job".

Jones' fan base does seem to have decreased over the years, but it'd be foolish to rule him out entirely for when he does move up.

Yet Jones was his typically unflappable self when it came time to enter the Octagon. The 31-year-old Jackson-Wink MMA representative reclaimed the vacant light heavyweight championship on December 29, when he put away Alexander Gustafsson with punches in the third round of their UFC 232 rematch. Referee Herb Dean deducted two points from Jones, who apologized to Smith after the bell.


"If the UFC wants to be a circus and be a corrupt business and go about their business, then that's their problem", he said (H/T MMA Junkie).

"Some days you're going to look fantastic and some days at work, you're not going to perform at the level you hold yourself to", Jones said following his victory.

"I've got the belt, and I'm number one in the world". Tonight, for sure, was a real learning lesson. He was supposed to be the future, after all, only for the game to carry on without him because of his inability to get out of his own way.

Jones raved about Smith's toughness, and said Smith was talking to him as he was landing punches. "We'll see a fun, striking battle for three rounds".

"This wasn't my night, I guess. I think a lot of people tuned-in thinking I was going to lose that fight, so I need my opponents to sell fights". "He did a whole range of body attacks that would stop me on my way in. I wasn't offensive and I let Jon Jones sit back and be Jon Jones, and that's my fault". "What's the criteria to get a title shot these days?" Although his system still isn't clean, his eyes are finally dry heading into UFC 235. "But I've been told that before, so I'm not going to believe anything until I'm locked in that cage".

"There's a lot of young talent in the UFC. I'm going to take it.' I'm here to compete, and that's it".

"We in Vegas", he shared in a live Instagram video.

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