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UFC 235: Referees, judges selected for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman

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Jon Jones faces Anthony Smith at UFC 235.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A pair of veteran names will be the third men in the cage for UFC 235’s championship doubleheader.

Referee Herb Dean was selected by a unanimous vote at a Monday meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission to oversee UFC 235’s main event between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith, while fellow veteran referee Marc Goddard was selected to oversee the co-headlining bout between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Kamaru Usman.

Both referees will be paid $1,900 each for the assignment.

As for the judges, Las Vegas regulars Sal D’Amato, Junichiro Kamijo, and Chris Lee were selected to score Jones vs. Smith, while Mike Bell, Derek Cleary, and Dave Hagen were selected to score Woodley vs. Usman.

All six judges will be paid $1,600 each for the assignment.

UFC 235 takes place March 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aside from the two title fights, the card also features the debut of Ben Askren vs. former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, plus the return of former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt against top-10 ranked contender Pedro Munhoz.

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