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‘UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith’ Referee Assignments & Judges


The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be kicking off March with a pay-per-view on Saturday, March 2. UFC 235 will bring in the new month with a championship doubleheader to get mixed martial arts fans’ heart’s pounding.

In the main event, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be defending his title against top contender Anthony Smith.

In the co-main event, welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley puts his title on the line against “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman.

Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage for the light heavyweight bout, while Marc Goddard will oversee Woodley vs. Usman. The two referees will receive $1,900 for their work.

MMAjunkie.com adds:

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.

UFC 235 takes place on Saturday, March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event will begin on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, before the action shifts to ESPN at 8:00 p.m. The bout leading into the pay-per-view main card is a matchup between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Jeremy Stephens.

More information on the event can be seen below.

UFC 235: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view

UFC 235 Fight Card

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith – for light heavyweight title
  • Champ Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman – for welterweight title
  • Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz


  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Johnny Walker
  • Alejandro Perez vs. Cody Stamann
  • Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)

  • Charles Byrd vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Gina Mazany
  • Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera
  • Hannah Cifers vs. Polyana Viana

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