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Who won Smith vs Gustafsson?
Anthony Smith beat Alexander Gustafsson by submission in the 4th round, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 11, on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Gustafsson stats
Anthony Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Alexander Gustafsson made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Gustafsson had a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 61% knock out percentage over Smith's 56%.
Anthony Smith was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Gustafsson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 months later than Gustafsson, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 94 to Gustafsson's 54.
Smith vs Gustafsson form
Anthony Smith had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat 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.
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.