The melanin takeover of MMA extends into 2019.
Tyron Woodley has a fight booked.
According to multiple sources, Woodley will defend his welterweight title against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in Las Vegas. The event takes place March 2nd at the T-Mobile Arena.
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Woodley had been going through a three-way conflict with Usman and interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington. As a result, Usman got the shot according to ESPN.
The two welterweight champs scheduled for UFC 228, however, Covington needed nasal surgery. Woodley defended his title against Darren Till instead.
Jon Jones Is Wasting No Time
Jon Jones is ready to defend his light heavyweight title as the main event against Anthony Smith. As a result of defeating Alexander Gustafsson in December, Jones is staying relevant with the March booking.
Smith has won three straight since moving up to 205 pounds and has accused Jones of doping in several interviews. Recently, during an on-air confrontation following Jones’ win over Gustafsson at UFC 232, Jones bristled at Michael Bisping’s suggestion of Smith as an opponent. He later indicated that he would accept a fight after reviewing Smith’s performances.
With Woodley vs. Usman and the co-main event, UFC 235 confirms the melanin takeover of MMA is extending.