Jul 30 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

UFC 277
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
15-1-0

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US - TBC / UK - TBC

36-16-0

The tape

30
Age
33
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

UD 5UD 3KO 1KO 1UD 3
Form
SUB 1KO 1SUB 1UD 3KO 5
15
Wins
36
8
By KO
19
53
KO%
53
0
By Sub
14
0
SUB%
39
1
Losses
16
0
Stopped
9
1
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2008
16
Bouts
52
37
Rounds
96
2 hours, 39 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 45 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

4
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
6

Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith preview

When is Ankalaev vs Smith?

Magomed Ankalaev is set to square off against Anthony Smith, during the main card of UFC 277, on Saturday 30th July 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Ankalaev vs Smith stats

Magomed Ankalaev steps into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anthony Smith will make his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.

The stats suggest that Ankalaev and Smith have similar power, both with a 53% knock out percentage.

Magomed Ankalaev is the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.

Smith has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ankalaev. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Ankalaev is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 10 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 59 less professional rounds, 37 to Smith's 96.

Ankalaev vs Smith form

Ankalaev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had beat Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.

He had beat Klidson Abreu at UFC on ESPN+ 3 on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic.

Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he had won against Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had been beaten by Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Smith has been fighting more than Magomed Ankalaev.

Magomed Ankalaev last fought 3 months and 10 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing was 9 months and 4 days ago.

Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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