Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Smith vs Crute?
Anthony Smith beat Jimmy Crute by , during the main card of UFC 261, on Saturday 24th April 2021 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anthony Smith.
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).
Smith vs Crute stats
Anthony Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Jimmy Crute made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Smith had advantage in power over Crute, with a 53% knock out percentage over Crute's 42%.
Anthony Smith was the older man by 8 years, at 33 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Crute. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 37 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 7 years and 11 months earlier than Crute, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 69 more professional rounds, 94 to Crute's 25.
Smith vs Crute form
Anthony Smith had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
He had been beaten by 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.
Crute had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Micha Oleksiejczuk at UFC on ESPN+ 26 on 22nd February 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Misha Cirkunov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by submission in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Sam Alvey at UFC 234 on 9th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
He had beat Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Smith had been fighting more than Jimmy Crute.
Going to this contest, Anthony Smith had last fought 9 months and 20 days ago, while Jimmy Crute's last outing had been 11 months ago.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Crute's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.