Smith vs Teixeira 05/13/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Predictions and Previews
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Smith vs Teixeira 05/13/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has returned to television and after staging a successful UFC 249, they have UFC Fight Night 171 slated next four days after. This event will happen on Wednesday, May 13 in a closed-door venue at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville Florida and it will be shown in Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass. The main event will feature a light heavyweight bout featuring Anthony Smith going up against Glover Texiera. UFC Odds favor Smith to win over the veteran Texiera in this bout.
Smith vs Teixeira 05/13/2020
Anthony Smith is a 31-year-old fighter that hails from Ohama, Nebraska and fights out of Factory X. Nicknamed “Lionheart”, he stands at six-foot-four and weighs in at 205 lbs. His professional MMA record stands at 33 wins and 14 losses. 18 of his victories came from knockouts. Smith made his UFC debut just this February 2016 and it was an impressive unanimous decision win over Leonardo Guimaraes. His next fight against Cezar Ferreira but won his next three fights after that.
He took another loss against Thiago Santos in February 2018. He went on to have another winning streak and he defeated very tough fighters in that run with the names of Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua and Volkan Oezedemir. This steak made him earn a title on the vacated light heavyweight title only to face the returning Jon “Bones” Jones. Lionheart took Jones to the brink and lost via unanimous decision. In his last match, he won against Alexander Gustaffson on January 1, 2019.
Glover Teixeira is a 40-year-old fighter and he has his own stable in Teixeira MMA & Fitness. He came from Sobralia, Minas Gerais in Brazil and owns a record of 30-7 record. The six-foot-two light heavyweight stands at 6-foot-2 and he has 17 victories through knockouts. Teixeira has been around the UFC since May 2012 and he immediately came out with guns blazing and took five straight victories since his debut. He earned a title fight and tasted his first defeat in the UFC against Jon “Bones” Jones. In his 8-year career in the UFC, he has faced the best in his division and had memorable fights against Rashad Evans, Ovince St. Preux and Misha Cirkunov. Texeira is heading on to this fight against Smith riding a three-fight winning streak with his last victory registered in September 2019 against Nikita Krylov.
Smith vs Teixeira Betting Numbers
Smith vs Teixeira Betting Picks
Coming to this fight, Anthony Smith is seen by Sportsbook as the safer bet as compared to the aging Teixeira. This fight should be a stand-up match as both fighters will try to use their knock-out power to defeat their opponents. With their resiliency, expect this to go full time with the judges to decide the winner.