Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith Full Fight Video Highlights

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After winning the belt at December’s UFC 232, UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones made a rapid turnaround to face Anthony “Lionheart” Smith in the main event of last night’s (Sat., March 2, 2019) UFC 235 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight ended a one-sided affair that was a showcase for “Bones.” It showed little, if any, of the frightening knockout power Smith displayed during his three-fight finish streak last year. Jones landed a various attack of strikes at will, controlled Smith in the clinch, and took him down to keep him there.

It was a dominant, vicious performance from the champ even it was not the most exciting of his career. Jones landed this big spinning back kick to the body early:

In a precious moment of offense, Smith actually cut the champ with a punch:

In the third, Jones scored with this huge lifting takedown;

“Bones” later saw two points deducted for a brutal illegal knee, but it mattered not. He ultimately won a one-sided decision: