Former bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt will make his return to action at UFC 235 against Pedro Munhoz on March 2 inside the T-Mobile Arena.
UFC president Dana White announced the fight via ESPN on Sunday. Garbrandt will make his first appearance in 2019, after back-to-back knockout losses to current 135-pound champion, TJ Dillashaw. Garbrandt will look to begin his climb back up the division’s ladder, returning against #9 ranked Munhoz who is on a two-fight win streak. With a 6-1 record over his past seven fights, Munhoz has proven to be one of the toughest competitors in the 135-pound division. He’s gets to challenge a former champion, which will be his biggest test to date.
UFC 235 is expected to feature the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is making a quick return to take on Anthony Smith. In the co-main event, Kamaru Usman gets his first shot at UFC gold against the welterweight king, Tyron Woodley.
Below is a list of matches that are also booked for the stacked card:
Robbie Lawler (#6) vs Ben Askren
Tecia Torres (#7) vs Weili Zhang
Diego Sanchez vs Mickey Gall
Zabit Magomedsharipov (#14) vs. Jeremy Stephens (#6)
Holly Holm (#2) vs. Aspen Ladd (#7)
Ovince Saint Preux (#11) vs. Misha Cirkunov (#14)
Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson