UFC 235 and UFC London to be live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport website

Jon Jones beat Alexander Gustafsson to snort the gentle-heavyweight crown in December

Jon Jones’ gentle-heavyweight title defence in opposition to Anthony Smith at UFC 235 shall be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Are residing Sports actions Additional and BBC Sport Online.

It is also the first of now now not now now not as much as four events from the promotion to feature on the BBC in 2019, including UFC London on Saturday, 16 March.

Commentary of the foremost card at UFC 235 will commence up from 03:00 GMT on Sunday.

UFC commentator and feeble title challenger Dan Hardy shall be joined by fellow commentator John Gooden.

“Our UK followers are one of the most most passionate on the earth and with the assist of the BBC we are pleased to suppose them the additional UFC entry they deserve,” talked about David Shaw, UFC’s senior-vice president for world and mumble material.

In the co-predominant tournament in Las Vegas this weekend, Tyron Woodley locations his welterweight crown on the road in opposition to Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman.

Liverpool’s Darren Until headlines the London card in opposition to Jorge Masvidal at the O2 Enviornment, with lots of British fighters including Leon Edwards and Nathaniel Wooden also in action.

Ben Spin, head of radio and digital for BBC Sport, added: “Following the success of our coverage of UFC Struggle Evening: Until vs. Thompson, UFC 228 and UFC 229 final twelve months, I’m pleased we will be broadcasting more dwell UFC events as the game of MMA continues to develop in repute in the UK.

“Our comprehensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 Are residing Sports actions Additional and the BBC Sport web space will suppose followers each and every second of the action from the arrival near near sequence of events.”

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