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UFC 261: Smith vs Crute 04/24/2021 Spread, Fight Analysis and Forecast

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UFC 261 Smith vs Crute 04-24-2021 Spread Fight Analysis and Forecast

UFC 261: Smith vs Crute 04/24/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship has come up with their most stacked fight card for the month with UFC 261 happening this Saturday, April 24. This event will happen with a live audience at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Fans can opt to subscribe to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per view to enjoy the matches at home. This event will feature three title fights with Kamaru Usman headlining together with Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight championship. The undercard will also feature sixth-ranked light heavyweight Anthony Smith taking on Jimmy Crute. UFC parlay betting today forecasts this match to sway on the side of rising star Jimmy Crute to win over Anthony Smith. 

UFC 261: Smith vs Crute 04/24/2021

When: Saturday, April 24, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ABC 2: Smith vs Crute 04/24/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Anthony Smith +170 Jimmy Crute -200

Main Card

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith carries a very interesting ring name as “The Lionheart” inside the MMA cage and he is a 32-year-old light heavyweight fighter that came all the way from Omaha, Nebraska in the USA. Smith stands at six-foot-four and owns a vast professional fighting record of 34-16. 18 of those wins came from knockouts while 13 are from submissions. He only won two decision matches in his entire career. After losing back-to-back matches, Smith was able to bounce back from the bad slump when he went up against Devin Clark in UFC on ESPN 18. That match ended in the first round at the 2:35 mark via triangle choke submission.

Jimmy Crute

Jimmy Crute is just entering his prime age of 25 years old and his hometown is located in Altona Meadows, Victoria located in Australia. He will be representing the Stewie’s House of BJJ in this upcoming fight. Crute has a rhyming ring name as “The Brute” and this six-foot-two light heavyweight has an impressive 12-1 professional fighting record. His wins are broken down into five knockouts, four submissions, and three decisions. This fighter is on back-to-back wins heading to this match. His first win was against Michal Oleksiejczuk in UFC Fight Night 168. The most recent was with Modestas Bukauskas just this October 2020 via first-round knockout.

Smith vs Crute Betting Numbers

Record 34-16-0 12-1-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country USA Australia
Height 6’4″ 6’2″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 76 74
Win by KO/TKO 53% 42%
Win by Submission 38% 33%
Decisions 6% 25%
Strikes landed per minute 2.94 4.36
Striking accuracy 46% 57%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.38 2.31
Striking defense 42% 54%
Takedown average 0.49 4.33
Takedown accuracy 28% 75%
Takedown defense 51% 60%
Submission average 0.7 2.4

Smith vs Crute Betting Picks

This fight is going to promise fireworks but with the way Jimmy Crute has been fighting, he is the favored fighter in the top ufc oddsmaker. Expect Crute to finish this match against Anthony Smith with an early knockout.