Watch Ben Askren’s Controversial Submission and Every Stoppage Victory from UFC 235

An illegal knee nearly stopped UFC 235’s main event early. Jon Jones put a knee into the head of a downed Anthony Smith. But the UFC light heavyweight champion settled for a two-point deduction.

Elsewhere on the card, fights did come to an abrupt halt by way of fists, knees, and a polarizing stoppage by Herb Dean. After surviving a thrashing by Robbie Lawler, promotional newcomer Ben Askren clawed his way to a clinch and eventually a bulldog choke. What happened next has prompted UFC president Dana White to seek out a rematch between the two.

Take a look for yourself at the controversial finish as well as the rest of the five stoppages that went down at UFC 235 this weekend.


Ben Askren def. Robbie Lawler via sub (bulldog choke) (R1, 3:20)

Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt via first-round TKO

Johnny Walker def. Misha Cirkunov via first-round TKO

Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall via second-round TKO

Edmen Shahbazyan def. Charles Byrd via first-round TKO

Macy Chiasson def. Gina Mazany via first-round TKO

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