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Anthony Smith vs Ion Cutelaba preview
When is Smith vs Cutelaba?
Anthony Smith could potentially face the challenge of Ion Cutelaba, in Spring 2022.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Cutelaba stats
Anthony Smith would step into the octagon with a record of 36 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.
Ion Cutelaba would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Cutelaba would have a large advantage in power over Smith, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Smith's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a large advantage over Cutelaba, boasting at 39% submission rate over Cutelaba's 13%.
Anthony Smith is the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Smith has a height advantage of 3 inches over Cutelaba. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Cutelaba, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 58 more professional rounds, 98 to Cutelaba's 40.
Smith vs Cutelaba form
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he lost to 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 won against Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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 defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
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.
Ion Cutelaba has beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Kennedy Nzechukwu at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak on 19th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had drawn with Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split draw in their 3 round contest.
In terms of recent activity, Ion Cutelaba has been fighting more than Anthony Smith.
Anthony Smith last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Ion Cutelaba's last outing was 4 months and 12 days ago.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 2 days, 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.
Cutelaba's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Smith vs Cutelaba?
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