The promotion officially announced the new date on Thursday. The 170-pound contest was originally supposed to take place Jan. 26 in Anaheim, California, but the UFC elected to cancel that event due to a combination of factors. UFC 235 will take place in Las Vegas.

Askren (18-0) told ESPN earlier this week he was willing to face a different opponent on Jan. 19, the UFC’s first card of 2019, before the fight with Lawler, but the

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