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The lineup for March 2nd’s UFC 235 pay-per-view looks absolutely fantastic thus far.

The UFC’s first Las Vegas show of 2019 is expected to feature two championship fights. UFC 235’s main event is supposed to be Jon Jones defending his light heavyweight belt vs. Anthony Smith, but Jones still needs to be licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission on January 29th. It’s a risk that I’ve even written “UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith” in the title to be honest with you.

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It was expected that WWE-UFC superstar Brock Lesnar would return to the Octagon to challenge Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title sometime in the new year. The wrestling powerhouse underwent USADA’s drug testing program and was tested five times in 2018. Lesnar is eligible to return to competition no earlier than Jan. 8 2019, but the former UFC heavyweight champion has one last obstacle to clear before he makes the walk to the cage.

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The UFC’s debut event of the ESPN era isn’t far off. UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw, also known as UFC on ESPN+ 1, goes down on Saturday, January 19th in the Barclays Centrer in Brooklyn, NY. And the flyweight title will be on the line in a superfight. Champion Henry Cejudo will defend his title against bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw, with the future of the entire division at stake.

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The UFC announced on Friday that former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm was going to fight rising contender Aspen Ladd at UFC 235 in March. Sounds like a great fight, except... apparently it’s not actually finalized yet.

Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez told MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi that this bout isn’t signed, sealed, and delivered despite the UFC’s “official” announcement.

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Instead of being stripped of the title, Daniel Cormier has opted to vacate his UFC light heavyweight belt.

The champ-champ is now just “champ.”

Daniel Cormier was due to be stripped of his UFC light heavyweight belt as soon as round one of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II got underway in tomorrow night’s UFC 232 main event. Instead of being stripped, Cormier has opted to relinquish the title... aka “lose the belt a day early.”

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Thiago Santos will look to continue his strong run at light heavyweight when he heads over to Europe.

Thiago Santos is continuing to prove that he’ll step into the Octagon any time, any where. The former longtime middleweight will take his sixth fight in just over 12 months, and his third in a row at light heavyweight, when he faces off with veteran Jan Blachowicz at a UFC event in Prague in February.

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