Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-07-30, disappointing mma bout: Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Smith vs Ankalaev is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 30th, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas (Texas, United States), in a 3-round light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg) bout; undercard of Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2 – UFC 277. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Magomed Ankalaev record
Magomed Ankalaev entered this fight with a pro record of 16-1-0 (50% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.9 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jiri Prochazka).
He suffered his only loss when he faced Paul Craig in 2018, since then he has won eight consecutive fights beating Volkan Oezdemir (Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir) and Thiago Santos in his last two (Thiago Santos vs Magomed Ankalaev).
Ankalaev’s next fight: Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev
Anthony Smith record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith, has an official mma record of 36-16-0 (92% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the light heavyweight division.
He lost two consecutive matches in 2020, against Glover Teixeira (Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira) and Aleksandar Rakic (Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic), but then he has won three bouts defeating Jimmy Crute (Anthony Smith vs Jimmy Crute) and Ryan Spann in his last two (Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann).
Smith’s next fight: Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker
Here is the UFC 277 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on PPV)
Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes 2
Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France 2
Derrick Lewis vs Sergei Pavlovich
Alexandre Pantoja vs Alex Perez
Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / ABC)
Alex Morono vs Matthew Semelsberger
Drew Dober vs Rafael Alves
Don’Tale Mayes vs Hamdy Abdelwahab
Drakkar Klose vs Rafa García
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Michael Morales vs Adam Fugitt
Joselyne Edwards vs Ji Yeon Kim
Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieria
Orion Cosce vs Mike Mathetha
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Ankalaev vs Smith fight?
Magomed Ankalaev defeated Anthony Smith via TKO at 3:09, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 277 post-fight octagon interview of Magomed Ankalaev and Anthony Smith.