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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 34 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 43 more professional rounds, 98 to Gustafsson's 55.
Smith vs Gustafsson form
Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to 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 beat Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Maur cio 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 beat Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 116 on 16th September 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, United States.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Gustafsson's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.