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Who won Ankalaev vs Smith?
Magomed Ankalaev beat Anthony Smith by during the main card of UFC 277, on Saturday 30th July 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Magomed Ankalaev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Ankalaev vs Smith stats
Magomed Ankalaev stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Smith made his way to the cage 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 suggested that Ankalaev and Smith have similar power, both with a 53% knock out percentage.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Smith had a massive advantage over Ankalaev, boosting at 39% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Magomed Ankalaev was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ankalaev. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Ankalaev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 36 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 10 months later than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 54 less professional rounds, 50 to Smith's 104.
Ankalaev vs Smith form
Ankalaev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Smith had been fighting more than Magomed Ankalaev.
Going to this contest, Magomed Ankalaev had last fought 1 year, 8 months and 25 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 19 days ago.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
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