|Game||Smith, Anthony vs Teixeira, Glover|
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 13, 2020, 10:20 PM (EDT)|
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, East Duval Street, South Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, 32202, USA
Anthony Smith -170
Anthony Smith is going to be taking part in the light heavyweight main event at fight night. Smith is coming into the bout sitting on a 32-14 record overall. However, he is coming in with a slight height advantage, which just provides Teixeira a bigger target to hit.
Smith uses the Orthodox style of stance to fight weight. At the same time when it comes to his style he is more of a striker than what is expected. The last 5 bouts for Smith have seen him go 4-1 and oddly the last 2 wins that Smith picked up were not from the striking position, but actually submission wins.
Teixeira is coming in at only 6’2” and that presents a little bit of a smaller target for Smith to throw punches at. However, Teixeira is coming in with the better record that is sitting at 30-7 in his career.
Teixeira does use the same style of stance in the Orthodox manner when he is fighting. However, he also is styled more of a striker as well. Teixeira is 4-1 in the last 5 bouts and his last loss actually came in 2018 and he was undefeated in 2019. Out of Teixeira last 3 bouts he won 2 by submission and the last bout that he fought in was a split decision win.
This bout will be a good one and one that has Smith coming in as the favorite. However, Teixeira has managed to fight really well lately and that will definitely help him out in this bout. The downside is the slight size advantage for Smith gives him the win in this bout and adding in the submission style to a point makes it easier for Smith to win. UFC fight winner, Anthony Smith.