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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Las Vegas, NV. With picks and analysis for every bout on the card. From Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith in the main event down to Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers on the opening prelims.

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This week’s UFC card looks like it could be among their all-time greats. A stacked event featuring four current or former champions, a bevvy of top-ranked challengers, and a couple of can’t-miss action bouts. Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight belt against Anthony Smith in the main event, while Tyron Woodley puts the welterweight strap on the line against Kamaru Usman in the co-main. Ben Askren makes his debut against Robbie Lawler, while Tecia torres, Weili Zhang, Cody Garbrandt, and Pedro Munhoz make their arguments for championship fight consideration. And that’s without touching the prelims.

If you’re looking for info on the ESPN and Fight Pass portions of the event you can find that right here (or watch it the old fashioned way on YouTube).

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Here’s a look at the UFC 235 card as it stands right now:

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith - 3:00, 23:12 Odds
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman - 26:14, 41:14 Odds
Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren - 42:44, 55:19 Odds
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang - 57:02, 1:08:00 Odds
Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz - 1:09:22, 1:25:27 Odds

Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov - 3:00, 13:26 Odds
Misha Cirkunov vs. Johnny Walker - 17:19, 26:26 Odds
Alejandro Perez vs. Cody Stamann - 28:06, 38:16 Odds
Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall - 40:08, 44:39 Odds

Charles Byrd vs. Edmen Shahbazyan - 45:58, 52:06 Odds
Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson - 52:53, 55:27 Odds
Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers - 56:08, 1:01:48 Odds