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The Finalized UFC 235 Fight-Card In All Of Its Breathtaking Glory

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UFC 235’s running order has been finalised and by the looks of things, it is shaping up to be one of 2019’s finest showcases.

Two title-fights, a long-awaited debut, a number of fantastic prospects along with a host of insanely tantalising matchups to make up a night of fights as good as any we’ll see this year.

There’s no show like ‘Bones’ show and whether you love him or detest him, UFC 235’s fight-week will certainly be interesting if Jon Jones’ magnetic attraction towards controversy causes the event any bumps along the road.

In Anthony Smith, he has an opponent that virtually everybody is expecting him to run through – something that in itself could see the world of MMA left in shock by the time the night’s action is over – as unlikely as it would seem at this point.

Of course, Tyron Woodley’s fifth defense of his UFC welterweight title will see him take on Kamaru Usman – a man whose physicality could well act as the perfect foil for the seemingly unbeatable champion.

Elsewhere, the long-awaited debut of Ben Askren will see one of the greatest ‘what if’s?’ in MMA history finally answered as he steps in to take on one of the most fearsome fighters in the history of the sport ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler.

Prospects like Johnny Walker, Mickey Gall, Weili Zhang, and Charles Byrd all featured on the undercard but perhaps the most promising fighter on the roster today, Zabit Magomedsharipov, takes a huge step up in competition to face top-ranked contender Jeremy Stephens on the featured prelim bout.

Have a look at UFC 235 in all of its beauty below:

Main Card

Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith

Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Kamaru Usman

Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren

Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang

Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz

Preliminary Card

Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov

Misha Cirkunov vs. Johnny Walker

Cody Stamann vs. Alejandro Perez

Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez

Early Prelims

Edmen Shabazyan vs. Charles Byrd

Macy Chiasson vs. Gina Mazany

Marlon Vera vs. Frankie Saenz

Poliana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers

Saturday night cannot come quick enough!

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.