Usman-Woodley Set For UFC 235
Tyron Woodley will return to defend his welterweight title at UFC 235, but it will not be against Colby Covington.
The triangle between Woodley, Covington, and Kamaru Usman has ended up with Usman taking the title shot on March 2nd.
Initially reported by ESPN, Usman and Woodley will join Jon Jones and Anthony Smith’s light heavyweight title fight in the UFC’s return to Las Vegas, leaving former interim champion Covington out in the cold.
Usman walks into Vegas with a 13-fight winning streak, including nine in the UFC, not losing since May 2013.
The latest UFC 235 lineup now includes:
Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith – for light heavyweight title
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman – for welterweight title
Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez
Macy Chiasson vs. Gina Mazany
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Report Via MMAJunkie