Refs-Judges Selected For UFC 235 Title Fights

Two of MMA’s most well-known referees will be the third men in the Octagon for UFC 235’s two title matches.

During Monday’s meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Herb Dean and Marc Goddard will act as the officials for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense (Dean) and the welterweight co-main event as Kamaru Usman looks to take the title from Tyron Woodley (Goddard).

Both Dean and Goddard will receive $1,900 for their work at UFC 235 on March 2nd from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Judges for Jones vs. Smith include Sal D’Amato, Junichiro Kamijo and Chris Lee. The three officials filling out the cards for Woodley vs. Usman are Mike Bell, Derek Cleary and Dave Hagen. Judges will make $1,600 for their work.

This marks Jones’ second fight in just over two months, as he would regain his light heavyweight title at UFC 232 in December, stopping Alexander Gustafsson with a TKO.

Woodley returns to the Octagon for the first time since his September win over Darren Till in the main event of UFC 228 against Usman, who has taken 13 straight wins, nine of which have come under the UFC banner.

 

Initial Report: MMAJunkie

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