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Jan Blachowicz vs Anthony Smith preview
When is Blachowicz vs Smith?
Jan Blachowicz could potentially take on Anthony Smith, in Spring 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Blachowicz vs Smith stats
Jan Blachowicz would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Anthony Smith would make his way to the cage with a record of 36 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 14 by submission.
The stats suggest Smith would have a large advantage in power over Blachowicz, boosting at 53% knock out percentage over Blachowicz's 31%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a slight advantage over Blachowicz, with a 39% submission rate over Blachowicz's 31%.
Jan Blachowicz is the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 2 inches over Blachowicz. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.
Blachowicz is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 15 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 87 to Smith's 98.
Blachowicz vs Smith form
Blachowicz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he drew Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by split draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight.
Before that, he had beat Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Jan Blachowicz has been fighting more than Anthony Smith.
Jan Blachowicz last fought 3 months and 20 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing was 8 months ago.
Blachowicz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Blachowicz vs Smith?
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