Nebraska City native Anthony Smith to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for UFC title

Nebraska City native Anthony Smith to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for UFC title
Anthony Smith, right, will face Jon Jones, left, for light heavyweight title. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Anthony Smith will compete for his first UFC title Saturday when he faces light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the main event at UFC 235 in Las Vegas.

Smith (31-13), who grew up in Nebraska City and lives in Omaha, joined UFC in 2016 and gets his title shot after three straight stoppage victories in the thin 205-pound division.

He’ll be the underdog against Jones (23-1), who has been dogged by a number of positive doping tests in the past few years.

The fight is available on pay-per-view for $65, or fans can go to Little Ted’s Pub & Grill in Nebraska City and watch the fight on several TVs for a $20 cover charge.

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