"Jon Jones will submit a license application to the NSAC later this month to compete at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada on 2 March. Jones will defend his Light Heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in a 5-round main event at the T - Mobile Arena provided that the license is granted. "
The NAC refused to license Jones for his light heavyweight title fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 after Jones had been shown positive for turinabol trace amounts.
The US Anti - Doping Agency (USADA) ruled that Jones had committed no foul and that the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) granted a license to the 31-year - old. Jones went on to claim the vacant light heavyweight title at the Inglewood Forum in California at TKO Gustafsson.
On a weekly notice, the UFC moved the event from Nevada to Inglewood. Anthony Smith, Jones ' opponent, is a top three LHW contestant and at a three-fighting winning streak. Volkan Oezdemir recently submitted' Lionheart' at UFC Fight Night 138.
After UFC 232, Smith told reporters that the performance of Jones against Gustafsson was not exactly' wowed. ' UFC 235, which Jones vs Smith as the main event will be held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 2 March.