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UFC 235: Who, what, when, where and why?

Jones and Smith square off!
Credit: @UFC via Twitter

We’ve decided to bring you a new series that will document everything you need to know about upcoming events. This week, we’ll start with the stacked UFC 235 Pay-Per-View (PPV) card.

What is UFC 235?

It’s only the biggest event so far this year for the UFC! And yes, I know, that’s a very cliche statement. You will likely hear it more and more as the year goes by. However, from a talent perspective, this is hands down the best yet!

This card is so good that a crazy Brit like myself considered making the trip to America just for this event. The bank balance however had other plans…..

When and where will UFC 235 be held? Where can I watch?

This card will be held in the fight capital of the world in Las Vegas, Nevada. The T-Mobile Arena is the chosen venue.

In the UK, you can watch this event exclusively on BT Sport. The preliminary card will start at 1am on Sunday 3rd March. The main card will follow at 3am.

In America, the event will be shown on various PPV outlets on Saturday 2nd March, click here to find out more.

Who is fighting on the card?

You don’t know whose fighting? Shame on you! The fighters on this card have been well documented but, just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here are the ones to watch.

Jon Jones, who many believe to be the best pound-for-pound fighter to have ever fought will defend his Light Heavyweight title in the main event.

The current Welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley will defend his title in the co-main event against young, up and coming Kamaru Usman. Woodley’s team mate Ben Askren will make his long awaited debut as well.

Before the UFC signed Ben Askren, many considered Ben to be the best Welterweight fighter outside the UFC. He comes with a trash talking style similar to the legend Chael P Sonnen. Can he cut it in the UFC? Will he get a case of the octagon jitters? We’ll soon find out this weekend!

Other notable mentions include Cody Garbrandt, Zabit Magnomedsharipov, Johnny Walker and Mickey Gall.

Why should I watch this event?

This event is stacked from top to bottom with exciting fighters who always bring crowd pleasing finishes. If you’re looking to spend your money wisely, this PPV is a no brainer that will very likely deliver the best showcase that this sport has to offer.

To wet your appetite, look out for a pre-fight press conference on Thursday 28th February. This is a big event so it will likely take place and be available to watch live on YouTube. There will undoubtedly be trash talk between opponents and possible big announcements by the UFC.

We can’t confirm as of writing that the press conference will take place, however, stay tuned to our Twitter account and we will keep you up to date.

The weigh-ins will take place on Friday 1st March. Your initial thoughts might be that this will be boring. Although, you can make quite a lot of observations about a fighter. For example, how drained are they from the weight cut? Are they acting scared when facing off against their opponent?

This was how I predicted that Holly Holm would beat Ronda Rousey. Ronda was a heavy favourite going into the fight, however, she looked scared during the weigh in. It seemed as though she was doing all she could to get into the head of her opponent.

We hope this article has been useful! Your main card preview will land on Wednesday!

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