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Tyron Woodley, Kamaru Usman to Clash for Welterweight Championship at UFC 235

Tyron Woodley will make his next welterweight title defense against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.
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Tyron Woodley, Kamaru Usman to Clash for Welterweight Championship at UFC 235

Tyron Woodley will make his next welterweight title defense against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235.
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Report: Tyron Woodley Vs. Kamaru Usman Set For UFC 235

Sorry, Colby Covington. Kamaru Usman will be the next man to face Tyron Woodley for the welterweight strap at UFC 235 in March.

UFC 235 may have just gained a second title fight. The card, set for March 2nd in Las Vegas, recently gained a light heavyweight title scrap between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith (pending NSAC approval). Now, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports the event will also feature a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Karamu Usman.

”Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman is a done deal for UFC 235 on 3/2, sources say,” Helwani wrote on Twitter. “If all goes according to plan the fight will serve as co-main for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith. However, unlike Woodley-Usman, Jones-Smith isn’t signed yet. Jones has to get his license on 1/29 first.”

Helwani also explained why Woodley is fighting Kamaru Usman rather than Colby Covington, who was originally expected to fight for the 170 pound strap first.

”In the end, while Colby Covington was ready to go for 235, UFC chose to go with Usman because his stock rose mightily in their eyes after the RDA win + his subsequent willingness to fight anyone on short notice in January despite being injured,” Ariel tweeted. “Covington held out and it cost him.”

Earlier in the week, Kamaru and Woodley went back and forth on social media about whether or not they’d actually be fighting. Looks like “Marty from Nebraska” was telling the truth: he is indeed next for “T-Wood.”

This turns UFC 235 into quite the card, should all these fights stay together. Take a peek at how the UFC’s big March 2nd card is looking:

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith (for light heavyweight championship)
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman (for welterweight championship)
Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd
Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang

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Kamaru Usman Reveals Signed Bout Agreement for Proposed Tyron Woodley Fight

Kamaru Usman is putting the pressure on Tyron Woodley.
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Kamaru Usman Reveals Signed Bout Agreement for Proposed Tyron Woodley Fight

Kamaru Usman is putting the pressure on Tyron Woodley.
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Kamaru Usman: Everyone Wants To See Me Beat Up Colby Covington

Kamaru Usman may have vaulted himself into the title picture last weekend, but there’s one last contender he wouldn’t mind taking out on his way to the top.
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TUF 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman Batters Rafael dos Anjos for Decision, Takes His Mojo

Since winning his season of TUF, Kamaru Usman has transformed into the rarest beast of all: The TUF winner who doesn’t suck. Going into the TUF 28 Finale last night, he was 8-0, and he faced his toughest test yet in the form of former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Holy crap did Usman beat RDA up.

For five rounds, the former champ was slinging heat and going for things like kimuras and whatnot – you know, all of Dos Anjos’ usual slickness. But Usman, as he’s wont to do, shut him down. By the final round, Usman was just punching him to pieces.

Maybe the fact that RDA is getting old played a factor. Size definitely influenced things. But all those things aside, Usman was Mr. Smash, and RDA was his hapless victim.

Afterwards, Dana White made noise like Usman could face champ Tyron Woodley, despite Colby Covington allegedly being next in line. I don’t know, I like Usman’s chances.

He’s definitely a badass.

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TUF 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman Batters Rafael dos Anjos for Decision, Takes His Mojo

Since winning his season of TUF, Kamaru Usman has transformed into the rarest beast of all: The TUF winner who doesn’t suck. Going into the TUF 28 Finale last night, he was 8-0, and he faced his toughest test yet in the form of former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Holy crap did Usman beat RDA up.

For five rounds, the former champ was slinging heat and going for things like kimuras and whatnot – you know, all of Dos Anjos’ usual slickness. But Usman, as he’s wont to do, shut him down. By the final round, Usman was just punching him to pieces.

Maybe the fact that RDA is getting old played a factor. Size definitely influenced things. But all those things aside, Usman was Mr. Smash, and RDA was his hapless victim.

Afterwards, Dana White made noise like Usman could face champ Tyron Woodley, despite Colby Covington allegedly being next in line. I don’t know, I like Usman’s chances.

He’s definitely a badass.

The post TUF 28 Finale Results: Kamaru Usman Batters Rafael dos Anjos for Decision, Takes His Mojo appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Kamaru Usman Unfazed by Dana White’s Comments That Covington Will Fight Woodley Next

One might think Kamaru Usman would have an issue after hearing Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announce that outspoken former interim champion Colby Covington would be next to challenge for Tyron Woodley’s welterweight belt, but he professes not to be bothered by the news.
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Kamaru Usman Compares Darren Till’s Weight Struggles With Anthony Johnson

Kamaru Usman has been officially named by the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a back-up for the UFC 228’s welterweight title fight between the current champion Tyron Woodley and Liverpool, England’s Darren Till. Usman was a recent guest on The MMA Hour and was asked about his status as a replacement for both fighters before stating his belief that Till would struggle again to make weight.
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