UFC 235 Cody Garbrandt faces Pedro Munhoz
UFC Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt / Pic: Facebook

UFC 235 fight card

UFC 235 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on March 3 (AEDT). MMA event is expected to be headlined by the defending light heavyweight champion Jon Jones taking on Anthony Smith. The co-main event features the welterweight championship defense between the current titleholder Tyron Woodley and the challenger Kamaru Usman.

On Sunday the promotion formally added the bantamweight bout between Cody Garbrandt and Pedro Munhoz to UFC 235 fight card. The contest was initially announced by Brett Okamoto of ESPN early this week (via Twitter).

Cody Garbrandt (11-2) is the former UFC Bantamweight champion who earned the title by a unanimous decision against Dominick Cruz late 2016. “No Love” lost the belt against T.J. Dillashaw, who scored the second-round knockout win in November 2017. In the rematch last August the latter successfully defended the belt by KO in Round 1. Before that Garbrandt was undefeated in eleven bouts. He is currently ranked No.1 in the UFC.

Ranked No.9 Pedro Munhoz (17-3, 1 NC) is coming of the first-round knockout win against Bryan Caraway earned last November. Before that he defeated Brett Johns by a unanimous decision at UFC 227.

The list of announced bouts for UFC 235 can be found below. Other matchups and fight order are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Light heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith
Welterweight Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman
Welterweight Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Women’s Bantamweight Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd
Women’s Bantamweight Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson
Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
Women’s Strawweight Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers
Bantamweight Thomas Almeida vs. Marlon Vera
Lightweight Ryan Hall vs. Suman Mokhtarian