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UFC 235 live results: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, Woodley vs. Usman

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith, emanating from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon returns home to Las Vegas with a stacked card featuring two big title fights, the returns of former champions and the much-anticipated UFC debut of one of the biggest UFC signings in a while.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones makes the quick turnaround as he defends the championship against Anthony Smith in the main event. Jones became the 205-pound champion once again when he defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in December, and he looks to continue his dominance in the division. Smith looks to score the biggest upset in UFC history, and he comes in with a lot of momentum after winning three straight fights since moving up to 205 pounds, and looking impressive in doing so.

The co-main event sees UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley make his fifth title defense as he defends against Kamaru Usman. Woodley is unbeaten in his last seven fights and is coming off a title defense against Darren Till at UFC 228 in September. Usman has won 13 straight fights and is seen as one of the biggest threats to Woodley at 170 pounds.

Also on the main card is the return of former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler as he welcomes the debut of Ben Askren, the flashy former NCAA wrestling champion who is undefeated in 19 career fights. In the main card opener, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt looks to get back in the win column and into the title picture as he takes on Pedro Munhoz.

The stacked preliminary card airing on ESPN is capped off with a featherweight bout as long-time UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens looks to end the 12-fight win streak of Zabit Magomedshapirov. Also on the prelims is a light heavyweight bout between Misha Cirkunov and surging prospect Johnny Walker and a welterweight fight as original TUF winner Diego Sanchez battles Mickey Gall.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT

> Polyana Viana (10-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Hannah Cifers (8-3, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

They trade early on. Cifers lands a right hand. Viana with some low kicks. Viana with a body kick. A lot of feeling out going on. Viana with a body kick and Cifers counters with a combo. Viana with a leg kick and then a body kick. They clinch and Viana pulls guard. Cifers with some punches from the top as Viana is going for a leg lock. Cifers gets to the half-guard and they get to their feet. Cifers with a right hand. Cifers drops Viana with a right hand. Viana gets back to her feet. Viana lands some kicks. Viana with a knee to the body at the end. 10-9 Cifers.

They trade punches. Cifers lands a punch. Viana with a combo ending with a body kick and Viana pulls guard. Cifers in the full guard and eats some elbows from Viana on the bottom. Viana controlling the positioning from the bottom. Cifers just hanging on from the top as she wants this fight on the feet. Cifers lands a hemmerfist. Viana with an elbow from the bottom. Viana landing some punches from the bottom. Cifers isn't doing much from the top. Viana with more elbows from the bottom. Viana is winning this round from the bottom. Viana with more strikes from the bottom. 10-9 Viana, 19-19.

Viana with a some body kicks. Both land inside the pocket. Viana with a body kick and is starting to land more. She is landing kicks and knees. Cifers with a leg kick. They trade and Cifers lands a right hand. Viana lands a right hand to the body. Cifers with a right hand. Viana with a body kick and then lands some knees to the body. They clinch and Cifers lands a left hook on the break after eating some knees. Viana with a body kick. Viana with more kicks to the body and Cifers lands a counter right. They have a flurry late. Close fight. 10-9 Viana, 29-28 Viana.

Official Result- Hannah Cifers def. Polyana Viana by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Gina Mazany (5-2, 1-2 UFC) vs. Macy Chiasson (3-0, 1-0 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

Mazany attacking the body with some straight left hands. Chiasson with some body kicks. Chiasson with a body kick and Mazany counters with a left hand and then lands another left hand. They clinch against the fence. They break and Chiasson lands some punches and then drops Mazany with a hard right hand and finishes her with a few hammerfists on the mat. Impressive stoppage by Chiasson.

Official Result- Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany by TKO (strikes) at 1:49 of Round 1

> Edmen Shahbazyan (8-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Charles Byrd (10-5, 1-1 UFC)
Middleweights

Byrd with a leg kick. Shahbazyan lands a good combo. Byrd going for a takedown but eating elbows that are hurting Byrd badly and Byrd goes to the mat and is covering up and Byrd has been stopped by Shahbazyan. That was a brutal and violent finish.

Official Result- Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd by TKO (elbows) at :38 of Round 1

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> Diego Sanchez (28-11, 17-11 UFC) vs. Mickey Gall (5-1, 4-1 UFC)
Welterweights

Sanchez comes out with a front kick but Gall counters with a big combo. Gall with a head kick that is checked. Gall with a knee to the body followed by an uppercut. They clinch and Gall with some body punches. They break and Gall with a combo. Gall lands a combo as they clinch. Sanchez trying for a takedown and Gall looks for a choke but Sanchez escapes and is on top. Sanchez gets in the guard as he eats some elbows from Gall. They stand and Sanchez with knees to the legs and then drags Gall down from the back. They get back up. Sanchez still has the back and Gall lands an elbow. Sanchez gets a takedown into the guard. Gall with some more elbows. Sanchez with elbows to the body. Sanchez in side control and looking to set up a choke. He runs out of time. 10-9 Sanchez.

Sanchez with a right hook. They trade and Sanchez gets the clinch. They break. Sanchez with a body kick. Gall with a combo. Gall with a huge left hand. Sanchez with a huge knee that hurts Gall and Gall goes to the mat. Sanchez looking to finish and Gall tries to reverse but Sanchez gets back to the top and Gall is hurt. Gall is tired. Sanchez gets the back of Gall. Sanchez gets in the full mount and is landing from the top. Sanchez with elbows. Sanchez with more hard elbows. Gall in a whole lot of trouble as Sanchez gets into the mount. Sanchez with more elbows. Sanchez gets the back and flattens Gall out. Sanchez landing lots of punches and he finishes Gall! Sanchez with a classic showing and it is his first stoppage win since 2008.

Official Result- Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall by TKO (punches) at 4:13 of Round 2

> Cody Stamann (#12, 17-2, 3-1 UFC) vs. Alejandro Perez (#13, 21-6-1, 7-1-1 UFC)
Bantamweights

They trade near the fence. Stamann misses a head kick. Stamann lands a left followed by a right hand. Perez trying to land the jab but Stamann ducking away. They trade and Stamann tries a takedown but Perez escapes. Stamann lands a left hand. Stamann with an inside leg kick. Perez with a left hook to the body followed by a right hand. Stamann goes for a takedown and lands a knee as they break. Stamann with a left hook. Perez with a leg kick. Stamann goes for a takedown and Perez lands an elbow. Stamann with a brief late takedown. 10-9 Stamann.

Perez coming forward but misses a head kick. They trade punches and Stamann now pushing forward. Perez with a leg kick. Stamann with a left hook as Perez was coming in. Perez lands a left. Stamann with a counter left hand. Stamann with a body kick and he goes for a takedown. Perez defends and they break. Stamann with a left hand. Perez just misses a spinning back fist. Stamann lands a right hand and then a front kick to the body. Perez with a leg kick followed by another. Stamann goes for a takedown against the fence. Stamann with a knee to the body. Perez getting warned multiple times to not grab the cage. 10-9 Stamann, 20-18 Stamann.

Perez lands a leg kick and then gets a takedown. Perez landing some leg kicks as Stamann is on the ground. Stamann gets back up. Perez goes for a single-leg and lands a left hook on the break. Stamann with a left hand to the body and then a right hand there. They trade punches. Stamann misses a high kick. Perez lands a left hand. Perez with a leg kick. Perez with another. Stamann with a combo. Stamann goes for a takedown but Perez defends it well against the fence. They are stood up by the referee. Stamann lands a left hook. Stamann with a right hand at the end. 10-9 Perez, 29-28 Stamann.

Official Result- Cody Stamann def. Alejandro Perez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

> Misha Cirkunov (#14, 14-4, 5-2 UFC) vs. Johnny Walker (#15, 16-3, 2-0 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Cirkunov with a leg kick. Walker with a huge flying knee that drops Cirkunov and finishes him off with a few more punches. Right around 30 seconds. Walker is a star. He may have hurt himself celebrating. It was a perfect flying knee. This guy is terrifying.

Official Result- Johnny Walker def. Misha Cirkunov by TKO (flying knee, punches) at :36 of Round 1

> Jeremy Stephens (#6, 28-15, 15-14 UFC) vs. Zabit Magomedshapirov (#13, 16-1, 4-0 UFC)
Featherweights

Magomedsharipov with a leg kick. Magomedsharipov with a left hand. Stephens with a nice leg kick. Stephens with another one. Stephens just misses a spinning back fist attempt. Magomedsharipov with a body kick. Magomedsharipov with a left hand. Magomedsharipov with a head kick. Magomedsharipov with a hard leg kick and then another. Stephens with a right hand to the body. Magomedsharipov with a spinning back fist that gets blocked. Stephens chasing Magomedsharipov around the Octagon. Magomedsharipov grabbed the fence to attempt a kick and got a warning. Magomedsharipov with a left hand and then lands a groin kick and we have a timeout. Magomedsharipov with a spin kick and tried an off the cage kick. Magomedsharipov with a hard body kick. Magomedsharipov with another body kick. 10-9 Magomedsharipov.

Stephens coming forward. Magomedsharipov with a hook kick. They trade punches in close range. Magomedsharipov with a left hand. Magomedsharipov with a head kick. Stephens with a combo and lands a hard right hand. Magomedsharipov with a left hand. They trade punches. Magomedsharipov grabs the single leg and completes the takedown. Magomedsharipov gets the back of Stephens as they get to their feet. Magomedsharipov gets Stephens down again and has his back with the hooks in. Magomedsharipov with punches from the back. Magomedsharipov with some big elbows and punches. Magomedsharipov gets the full mount. Stephens gives up his back. Magomedsharipov with some elbows and rolls Stephens over. Magomedsharipov back to side control. Dominant end to the round. 10-9 Magomedsharipov, 20-18 Magomedsharipov.

Stephens with an inside leg kick. Stephens with a right hand followed by a spinning back fist. Magomedsharipov with a kick to the body. Stephens with a left hand. Magomedsharipov circling around the Octagon. Magomedsharipov goes for a takedown but it is stuffed. Stephens with a left hand. Stephens is landing more this round. Magomedsharipov tries a takedown but Stephens gets away and throws a big right hand that just misses. Magomedsharipov with a left hand. Stephens with a left hand followed by a right hand. Stephens lands a big right hand. They are trading inside the last 30 seconds. Magomedsharipov lands a combo and a left hand and gets a late takedown but eats some punches from Stephens. 10-9 Stephens, 29-28 Magomedsharipov.

Official Result- Zabit Magomedshapirov def. Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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> Cody Garbrandt (#2, 11-2, 6-2 UFC) vs. Pedro Munhoz (#9, 17-3 1 NC, 7-3 1 NC)
Bantamweights

Munhoz lands a right hand as Garbrandt was going for a kick. They scramble and Munhoz goes for a leg lock but Garbrandt escapes and they're on their feet. Munhoz just misses a head kick. Garbrandt with a high kick. Munhoz with a leg kick. They trade punches. Garbrandt with a combo. Garbrandt with another flurry but eats a leg kick from Munhoz. Munhoz with a spin kick and lands a right hand. They clash heads and Garbrandt is rocked from it and they go to the mat. Munhoz in the half-guard but Garbrandt gets up and lands a flying knee followed by a right hand that rocks Munhoz. They are trading in the pocket and both rocking each other. Garbrandt with a huge knee. They are trading big punches and Munhoz knocks Garbrandt out! Wow. Huge win for Munhoz. Garbrandt had Munhoz in trouble and made a reckless decision to trade punches instead of trying to be patient and finish it and it cost him the fight.

Official Result- Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt by knockout (punches) at 4:52 of Round 1

> Tecia Torres (#7, 10-3, 6-3 UFC) vs. Weili Zhang (#15, 18-1, 2-0 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

Zhang with some kicks early. Zhang with some more kicks but eats a combo from Torres. Zhang with a leg kick. They trade. Zhang keeps going for the spin kick. They clinch and scramble to the mat and get back up and Torres lands a right hand. Zhang tries another spin kick and eats a right hand. Zhang trying for a takedown against the fence and jumps on the back and is looking for a standing choke. Torres being patient as she avoids the choke attempt and has Zhang on her back as they stand. Torres escapes and lands a right hand. Torres gets a takedown but Zhang rolls over to side control and lands some punches as the round ends. 10-9 Zhang.

Zhang throwing kicks. Torres lands a leg kick and Zhang just barely lands a spinning back fist. Torres with a combo. Zhang constantly throwing spin kicks. They trade body kicks. Torres with a left hook. Zhang with a side kick. Zhang with a left hook as Torres rushes in. Torres with a right hand. Torres with a combo. They clinch and both looking for underhooks. Zhang gets a takedown and is on top and lands. Torres reverses into the closed guard of Zhang. Torres with some hammerfists and ends the round on top. She may have stolen it late. 10-9 Torres, 19-19.

Zhang with a front kick and then a side kick. Zhang constantly coming forward and Torres has her timing down. Torres with a leg kick. Zhang with a combo and Torres fires back with a combo and they hurt each other. They clinch and Torres with a knee to the body before they break. They clinch again for a moment but break. Zhang with a leg kick. Zhang gets a trip takedown. Zhang in the half-guard and landing short elbows. Zhang keeping Torres on her back. Zhang with short punches. Zhang with short shots as the fight ends. Big round for Zhang. 10-9 Zhang, 29-28 Zhang.

Official Result- Weili Zhang def. Tecia Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

> Robbie Lawler (#6, 28-12 1 NC, 13-6 UFC) vs. Ben Askren (18-0 1 NC, 0-0 UFC)
Welterweights

Askren going right for the takedown and has the back of Lawler. Lawler lifsts Askren up and slams him down and is landing punches and elbows and Askren in a lot of trouble. Askren looked out there and is cut wide open. Lawler landing more. They get to their feet and Askren still holding on. Lawler with a knee to the body and they break. Lawler with a left hand. Askren wobbly on his feet. They clinch against the fence. Lawler with a big knee. Askren still holding onto Lawler. Askren gets the back of Lawler and looking for a choke. Askren has a bulldog choke and Lawler looks out but wasn't out and Herb Dean stopped the fight. Lawler wasn't out and is upset and Herb Dean knows he messed up. Lawler never tapped. Lawler's arm went limp and that is when Dean grabbed the arm and then stopped the fight. Lawler may have went out for a moment. This definitely controversial.

Official Result- Ben Askren def. Robbie Lawler by submission (bulldog choke) at 3:20 of Round 1

> Tyron Woodley (C, 19-3-1, 9-2-1 UFC) vs. Kamaru Usman (#2, 14-1, 9-0 UFC)
UFC Welterweight Championship

Woodley with a right hand that just misses. Usman gets a single-leg and Woodley has the neck looking for a guillotine as they go to the mat. Usman with right hands as the choke isn't locked in. Usman with elbows to the thighs. Usman with a knee to the legs of Woodley. They get to their feet. They trade knees and then break. Usman shoots for a single leg. Woodley defends. Usman lands a right hand and they clinch. Usman with a knee to the body. Usman with uppercuts to the body. They are separated by Marc Goddard. Usman lands a short left and they clinch. 10-9 Usman.

Usman coming forward and they clinch against the fence. Usman with short punches and knees and foot stomps. Usman lands a big elbow as they break. They clinch again and Usman with a big takedown. Usman gets into full mount. Woodley is cut above his right eye. Usman looking to set up a choke. Usman with short elbows and punches from the mount. Usman in complete control of this fight so far. Usman still in the mount position. Usman with some elbows. Usman looking for an arm-triangle. Woodley is blocking it but eating punches to the body. Woodley gets out and survives the round. 10-8 Usman, 20-17 Usman.

Woodley just misses a right hand as Usman ducks under. They clinch and Usman with punches to the body. Usman with foot stomps. They are broken up from the clinch by the ref. Usman lands a left hand after faking a takedown attempt. Woodley is constantly backing up and not throwing any combos. They clinch and Usman with short body punches before they are separated. Woodley lands a right hand. Usman lands an elbow after a clinch and then they clinch again. Usman with a foot stomp and uppercuts to the body. 10-9 Usman, 30-26 Usman.

Usman with an uppercut and Woodley grabs the neck and gets taken down by Usman. Woodley looks lost in there. Usman with body punches on the mat. Usman with shoulder strikes on the mat. Woodley is doing absolutely nothing. He looks either tired or that he's already given up. They are stood up again. They clinch and Usman with some knees and Woodley lands a few uppercuts and they break. Usman with a big uppercut and he is teeing off on Woodley. They are throwing big punches and Usman landing big combos. Woodley lands a knee. Usman with big punches and a big elbow. Usman with an uppercut. 10-8 Usman, 40-34 Usman.

Usman goes for a single leg. Woodley has the neck but is just hanging on. Usman with some knees to the legs and then some foot stomps. Usman with a big takedown against the fence. Usman with punches to the body and short elbows. Woodley is done and this one is over. We are getting a new champion crowned here. Usman with another big elbow. Usman with more body punches. Usman with a knee to the body now. Complete domination from Usman. 10-9 Usman, 50-43 Usman.

Official Result- Kamaru Usman def. Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45), Usman is the new UFC Welterweight Champion

> Jon Jones (C, 23-1 1 NC, 17-1 1 NC UFC) vs. Anthony Smith (#3, 31-13, 7-3 UFC)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

Smith with a leg kick. Jones tries to land but Smith gets out of the way. Jones with a spinning back kick to the body followed by a low calf kick. Jones coming forward and lands another spinning back kick to the body. Smith with a head kick and Jones catches the leg and pushes him against the fence. They trade knees. Jones with some shoulder strikes. They break. Smith with a low kick. Smith trying to land a left hand. Jones with a side kick to the body. Smith just misses a right hand. Jones with a head kick that Smith blocks. Jones with a side kick to the body and then a leg kick. 10-9 Jones.

Jones with a leg kick and then one to the upper body and another to the leg. They trade right hands. Jones with a body kick. Jones with a leg kick and then one high. Jones with a spinning elbow as they clinch. Jones with more shoulder strikes. Smith lands a right hand and then lands a left to the body. Jones with a leg kick. Jones with kicks to the body and legs. Smith lands a left hook. Jones with more kicks. Jones lands a left hand and Smith backs up. Jones with a leg kick and then another. Jones with an overhand right. They trade body kicks. Jones with more kicks. Jones with a right hand to the body. 10-9 Jones, 20-18 Jones.

They clinch early on and Jones with short knees. They aren't doing much otherwise. They trade knees but still not doing much. Jones was trying for a takedown but Smith was defending. Jones with left hands to the body. Jones with a big takedown and he lands an elbow as Smith spins to sprawl position. Jones with some body punches and then some knees. Easy round for Jones. 10-9 Jones, 30-27 Jones.

Jones tries for a flying kick but misses and Smith smiles. Jones with a high kick followed by a spin kick to the body. Jones with some elbows and punches. Jones with a flying knee and he takes Smith down. Jones may have landed an illegal shot. Jones with some kicks to the legs. Jones takes the back of Smith. Smith has no offense. Jones with an elbow. Smith is cut open badly from his nose. It was from the knee. They get to their feet. Jones with another takedown. Jones has the back and lands some nasty elbows and punches. Jones with a big knee to the body and then another. Jones landed an illegal knee. We have a timeout. The knee was illegal and Jones was docked two points. 8-8 round due to the point deduction. 38-35 Jones.

They come out trading and both men landing punches. Jones goes for a takedown but Smith defends and lands a right hand on the break. They clinch and Jones landing some knees and short punches and shoulder strikes. Jones tries a takedown but Smith slips away. Jones with some punches to the body followed by shoulder strikes and an elbow. Jones with some foot stomps. Jones with a flying knee to cap it off. 10-9 Jones, 48-44 Jones.

Official Result- Jon Jones def. Anthony Smith by unanimous decision (48-44, 48-44, 48-44), Jones is still the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion