UFC 235 Results: Two Title Fights & The UFC Debut Of Ben Askren

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Main Card (10pm EST., Pay-Per-View)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones def. #3 Anthony Smith by unanimous decision (48-44, 48-44, 48-44) to retain the title

UFC Welterweight Championship
#2 Kamaru Usman def. Tyron Woodley by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-45) to win the title

Ben Askren def. #6 Robbie Lawler by submission via bulldog choke (3:20, R1)

#15 Weili Zhang def. #7 Tecia Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#9 Pedro Munhoz def. #2 Cody Garbrandt by KO via strikes (4:52, R1)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN)

#13 Zabit Magomedsharipov def. #6 Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Johnny Walker def. #14 Misha Cirkunov by KO via flying knee strike (0:36, R1)

#12 Cody Stamann def. #13 Alejandro Perez by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Diego Sanchez def. Mickie Gall by TKO via strikes (4:13, R2)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd by TKO via elbow strikes (0:38, R1)

Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany by TKO via strikes (1:49, R1)

Hannah Cifers def. Polyana Viana by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers

Round One: The round begins with Viana nailing Cifers with a leg kick followed by a right, Cifers attacks Viana with some combinations. Viana attacks Cifers with a kick to the midsection, Cifers comes forward and swings away at Viana. Cifers nails a backing Viana with a kick to the midsection, Viana responds by landing her own kick to the midsection. Viana pulls guard and she drags Cifers to the ground, Viana rolls for a leg lock and Cifers escapes to get the fight standing again. Cifers nails a swinging Viana with a counter right, Cifers drops a kicking Viana with another counter right and she lets her stand afterwards. Viana attacks Cifers with a few kicks to keep her at a distance as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cifers

Round Two: The round begins with Viana nailing Cifers with a front kick to the midsection, Cifers starts nailing Viana with some leg kicks. Cifers charges forward and she swings away at Viana, Viana drops a swinging Cifers with a counter left hook. Cifers gets up and Viana pulls guard to drag her back to the ground, Viana throws some strikes while on her back. The fighters continue exchanging strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Viana (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Viana hits Cifers with a few left kicks. Cifers comes forward and she attacks Viana with combinations, Viana nails Cifers with a knee strike to the midsection. Viana and Cifers exchange some kicks to the midsection, Cifers nails Viana with some punches to the midsection. Cifers pops a kicking Viana with a counter overhand right, Cifers continuously attacks Viana with a series of rights. Viana grabs Cifers and attacks her with a few knee strikes, the fighters clinch and exchange strikes until separating. Cifers nails Viana with a kick to the midsection, Viana lands a body kick of her own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cifers (Final Score: 29-28 for Cifers)

Official Result: Hannah Cifers def. Polyana Viana by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson

Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, the fighters also exchange some leg kicks. Chiasson nails a swinging Mazany with a counter right, Chiasson attacks Mazany with multiple kicks to the midsection. Mazany comes forward and she nails Chiasson with a pair of lefts, Chiasson grabs Mazany and gets her against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Chiasson drops Mazany with a huge punching combination, which forces the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany by TKO via strikes (1:49, R1)

Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Charles Byrd

Round One: The round begins with Byrd attacking Shahbazyan with some leg kicks, Shahbazyan nails Byrd with a punching combination. Byrd goes for a takedown and Shahbazyan destroys him with elbow strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd by TKO via elbow strikes (0:38, R1)

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