The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith entered this fight with a professional mma record of 33-14-0 (91% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 light heavyweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to current #1 light-Hw Jon Jones (via unanimous decision, Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith) and beating Alexander Gustafsson (Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith).
His opponent, the black belt in kajukenbo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu Glover Teixeira, has an official record of 30-7-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. He lost to Corey Anderson in 2018 (Glover Teixeira vs Corey Anderson) but then he has won over Karl Roberson (Glover Teixeira vs Karl Roberson), Ion Cutelaba (Glover Teixeira vs Ion Cutelaba) and Nikita Krylov (Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov). Smith vs Teixeira is the main event of UFC Fight Night 171 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 29). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 171: Smith vs. Teixeira
Where: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC Fight Night 171 fight card (main fights):
Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira
Ovince St Preux vs Ben Rothwell
Alexander Hernandez vs Drew Dober
Ray Borg vs Ricky Simon
Andrei Arlovski vs Philipe Lins
Smith’s previous fight: Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Smith
Teixeira’s previous fight: Glover Teixeira vs Nikita Krylov
Smith’s next fight: Anthony Smith vs Aleksandar Rakic
Teixeira’s next fight: Thiago Santos vs Glover Teixeira
Smith vs Teixeira Fight Video:
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