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Anthony Smith vs Jamahal Hill preview
When is Smith vs Hill?
Anthony Smith could potentially take on Jamahal Hill, in Spring 2023.
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).
Smith vs Hill 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.
Jamahal Hill would make his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Hill would have a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 58% knock out percentage over Smith's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Smith would have a massive advantage over Hill, boasting at 39% submission rate over Hill's 0%.
Anthony Smith is the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Hill has 3-inch reach advantage.
Smith is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 40 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 9 years and 7 months earlier than Hill, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 65 more professional rounds, 98 to Hill's 33.
Smith vs Hill 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 defeated 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 won against 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.
Hill has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had beat Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Hill on 6th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Jimmy Crute at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Paul Craig at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
In terms of recent activity, Jamahal Hill has been fighting more than Anthony Smith.
Anthony Smith last fought 7 months and 20 days ago, while Jamahal Hill's last outing was 2 months and 1 day ago.
Smith's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
Hill's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Smith vs Hill?
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