Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Jones vs Smith?
Jon Jones beat Anthony Smith by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 235, on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jon Jones.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Jones vs Smith stats
Jon Jones stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Anthony Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Smith had advantage in power over Jones, with a 56% knock out percentage over Jones' 43%.
Jon Jones was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Jones had 9-inch reach advantage.
Jones was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 21 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 month later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 82 to Smith's 98.
Jones' last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Smith's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.