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Thursday, January 31 – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Las Vegas – UFC® stages its first event of 2019 in Las Vegas, featuring two highly anticipated world championship fights. Light heavyweight champion Jon Joneswastes no time getting back in the Octagon®, as he takes on dangerous finisher and No.3-ranked contender Anthony Smith. Also, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley goes for his fifth consecutive title defense against surging No.2-ranked contender Kamaru UsmanUFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH takes place Saturday, March 2 from T-Mobile Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.

In anticipation of this event, UFC will host a press conference with select athletes from the main card on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casinoin Las Vegas. This event will be open to the public.

Fans can watch the UFC® 235 Press Conference LIVE on ESPN+, with coverage appearing on SportsCenter throughout the evening.

WHO:             DANA WHITE, UFC President

JON JONES, UFC light heavyweight champion

ANTHONY SMITH, No.3-ranked UFC light heavyweight

TYRON WOODLEY, UFC welterweight champion

KAMARU USMAN, No.2-ranked UFC welterweight

ROBBIE LAWLER, No.6-ranked UFC welterweight

BEN ASKREN, UFC welterweight

CODY GARBRANDT, No.1-ranked UFC bantamweight

PEDRO MUNHOZ, No.9-ranked UFC bantamweight

WHAT:          UFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH Press Conference

WHEN:          Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET

WHERE:        David Copperfield Theater

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Visit UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

About UFC®

UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC boasts 278 million fans worldwide and has produced over 460 events in 24 countries since its inception in 1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 165 countries and territories to 1.0 billion TV households worldwide in over 40 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Programming on ESPN+ includes 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ events each year, all preliminary fights for UFC Fight Night on ESPN events, exclusive pre- & post-fight shows for every event and hundreds of hours of on-demand UFC programming. Additionally, subscribers get hundreds of MLB and NHL games, thousands of college sports events (football, basketball and multiple other sports), domestic and international soccer (Serie A, MLS, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredivisie and more), exclusive Top Rank boxing, Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby and cricket, acclaimed original series and studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time.

ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also be available through ESPN.com.

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