Jones won 48-44 on all three scorecards.
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Jon Jones defended his light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 Saturday night, overcoming a two-point deduction for an illegal knee to Smith's head in the fourth round.Referee Herb Dean deducted two points from Jones, who apologized to Smith after the bell.Jones finished uneventfully and remained unbeaten since 2009, winning a decision for the fifth time in his last seven fights. Jones won 48-44 on all three scorecards.Jones has been the UFC's 205-pound champ for long stretches of the past eight years, but also has been stripped of his belt twice. After doping suspensions and other woes limited Jones to just two fights in a nearly four-year stretch of his prime, he returned to the cage at UFC 235 just nine weeks after beating Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last December to reclaim his belt.Although Smith had won three consecutive fights, he was a heavy underdog at the Vegas sports books, but Jones emerged with respect for Smith's fighting spirit.Lawler was furious when Dean stopped the bout, insisting he was fine in the choke.
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