UFC 235 Woodley vs Usman is here. Two-time UFC welterweight title Tyron Woodley is back in the ring for a match against Kamaru Usman.
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Tyron Woodley will defend the UFC welterweight title against Kamaru Usman on March 2 in Las Vegas.
A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMAjunkie that Woodley will meet Usman on March 2 at UFC 235 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN.com first reported the booking Sunday after a tweet from Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, hinted that the bout was a done deal.
Woodley (19-3-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) vs. Usman (14-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) will serve as the UFC 235 co-main event, with Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense vs. Anthony Smith as the headliner provided Jones receives a license to fight in Nevada.
The Woodley-Usman booking means Covington (14-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) is left on the outside looking in after winning an interim title last June at UFC 225, which he parlayed into a White House visit with President Donald Trump.
A title-unification bout between Woodley and Covington originally had been targeted for UFC 228 in September. But it fell through after Covington needed surgery to repair a nasal injury. Woodley went on to defend his title with a second-round submission of Darren Till at the event.
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