May 13 2023
Saturday

Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
36-17-0
UD 3
UD 3
20-7-0

The tape

35
Age
32
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOSUBUD
Form
KOSUBKOUDKO
36
Wins
20
19
By KO
16
53
KO%
80
14
By SUB
3
39
SUB%
15
17
Loses
7
10
Stopped
4
4
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2013
53
Bouts
27
98
Rounds
40
5 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 10 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

5
UFC
7
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
8

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker report

Who won Smith vs Walker?

Johnny Walker beat Anthony Smith by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida, on Saturday 13th May 2023 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Johnny Walker.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Smith vs Walker stats

Anthony Smith stepped into the octagon with a record of 36 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.

Johnny Walker made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

This was Anthony Smith's 22nd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013.

Anthony Smith's UFC record stood at 13-9-0, while Johnny Walker's came in at 7-5-0.

The stats suggested Walker had a large advantage in power over Smith, boasting a 80% knock out percentage over Smith's 53%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Smith had a large advantage over Walker, boasting a 39% submission rate over Walker's 15%.

Anthony Smith was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Walker had a height advantage of 2 inches over Smith. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 26 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Walker, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 64 more professional rounds, 110 to Walker's 46.

Smith vs Walker form

Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten 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 submission 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.

Walker had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Paul Craig at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had won against Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Jamahal Hill at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 38 on 2nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 11 on 19th September 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Johnny Walker had been fighting more than Anthony Smith.

Going to this contest, Anthony Smith had last fought 1 year, 9 months and 23 days ago, while Johnny Walker's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 2 days ago.

Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Walker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Smith vs Walker?

Anthony Smith was a 19/20 (-110) underdog going into the contest, while Johnny Walker made his way into the ring at 87/100 (-110) with oddsmakers.

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