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UFC 235 Results: Jon Jones Beat Anthony Smith To Defend His Heavyweight Title

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| March 3 , 2019 , 14:51 IST

Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

All the three judges scored the contest 48-44 for Jones.

Jones dominated on his feet, against the cage, and on the ground until he got in trouble in the fourth round when his knee struck Smith's head while the challenger was in a downed position.

Referee Herb Dean deducted two points from Jones, who apologized to Smith after the bell.

"I said from the beginning I wanted to win the title, and I know as well as anyone that I could've sat there and taken the title win via DQ," Smith said. "But I want to win it, I don't want to steal it."

Jones raved about Smith’s toughness and said Smith was talking to him as he was landing punches. Smith said Jones performed as expected.

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The future for Jones is unclear because he could move up to heavyweight to face Daniel Cormier for the title.