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UFC 235 Results: Jon Jones Retains his Belt in a Slow Paced & Boring Title Fight

Jon Jones defeated Anthony Smith via Unanimous Decision


The main event turned out to be a lopsided performance and at times with its slow pace made the crowd react with boos. But Jones successfully defended his 205-pound crown as he out-struck the #3 ranked Anthony Smith for 25 minutes. Even after being deducted two-points in the fourth round for an illegal knee to a downed Smith, Jones earned 48-44 48-44 48-44. In the opening round both the light heavyweights kept measuring up and hesitant to exchange. As the fight progressed, Jones began to display some of his signature moves. Jones had multiple chances to end the fight but it seemed like he was unable to find that rhythm to stop Smith. This might not have been an exciting fight but it still continues to raise Jones’ stock. Smith snaps his three fight win streak and should get back to the drawing board to figure out his next move.


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