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Who won Smith vs Oezdemir?
Anthony Smith beat Volkan Oezdemir by submission in the 3rd round, during the main event of UFC Fight Night 138, on Saturday 27th October 2018 at Moncton Events Centre in Moncton.
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 Oezdemir stats
Anthony Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Volkan Oezdemir made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Oezdemir had advantage in power over Smith, with a 73% knock out percentage over Smith's 58%.
Anthony Smith was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Oezdemir. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 94 to Oezdemir's 38.
Smith vs Oezdemir 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.
Volkan Oezdemir had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Previous to that, he had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Before that, he had lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
He had beat Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Smith had been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.
Going to this contest, Anthony Smith had last fought 9 months and 20 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 7 days 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.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.