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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 30 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, 44 to Smith's 98.
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 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jon Jones at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Before that, he had been beaten by Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
He had defeated Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 116 on 16th September 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Magomed Ankalaev had been fighting more than Anthony Smith.
Going to this contest, Magomed Ankalaev had last fought 10 months and 19 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing had been 3 years, 10 months and 29 days ago.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 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 5 years, 4 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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