Omahan Anthony Smith to face light heavyweight champion Jon Jones for UFC title

Anthony Smith, right, will face Jon Jones, left, for light heavyweight title.

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.

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