Published: Mon, March 04, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Usman dethrones Woodley in dominant decision

Usman dethrones Woodley in dominant decision

Tyron Woodley is putting his welterweight title on the line against "The Nigerian Nightmare" Kamaru Usman.

In an era of 'superfights, ' Saturday night's UFC 235 card nearly feels a little old-school.

The new welterweight champion during his remark gave a moving tribute to Woodley, saying his name has to be mentioned in the history of the tourney as one of the greatest. Tecia Torres (10-3) faces off against Weili Zhang (18-1), former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (11-2) fights Pedro Munhoz (17-3), Jeremy Stephens (28-15) is slated to scrap with one of the UFC's most exciting up and coming fighters in Zabit Magomedsharipov (16-1) and Misha Cirkunov (14-4) fights the popular Johnny Walker (16-3). He is a naturally charismatic, intelligent personality who the UFC created an interim title for and who UFC President Dana White even brought to the White House with him to meet President Donald Trump. Smith is a seasoned operator, and has produced three good performances since moving up a weight division.

Colby Covington isn't fighting for the UFC's welterweight title this Saturday like he believes he should be, and "Chaos' is doing his best to remind folks of that".

"I have never had anyone talk to me while I'm hitting them", Jones said. Subscribe to my podcast State of Combat with Brian Campbell where I break down everything you need to know in the Octagon.

How I see this fight playing out, however, is that Woodley is able to adjust early in the fight and pick up the first few rounds.

Set to take place in Nevada, it is the biggest event of UFC so far in 2019, with two Title fights in the main event and co-main event.

"Everyone wants to see Tyron tested, and everyone knows I can do it", Usman told The Undefeated. He lost by knockout in both matches after capturing the title with a win against Dominic Cruz. In a fight that featured an insane amount of violence, drama, suspense, heart and controversy packed into just over three minutes of action, Askren survived almost being stopped to submit former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler on Saturday at UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

According to MMA Junkie, he said: "I think people want me to go to heavyweight because, quite frankly, they want to see me lose, or get close to it, or take some serious damage". These two 135-pounders are extremely fast paced fighters with slick boxing techniques.

"It's going to take everything to win. skill, heart".

"It's title next or I'm out of the UFC". He is up against one of the best grapplers in all of mixed martial arts so he should keep kicks to a minimum and those that he does throw should be aimed at the calf, so as to make it more hard to be caught by Askren. Instead of enjoying retirement, Askren will be locked in the T-Mobile Arena cage at UFC 235 for a perilous matchup with an inveterate brawler.

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