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Who won Teixeira vs Smith?
Glover Teixeira beat Anthony Smith by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night Jacksonville, on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Glover Teixeira.
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).
Teixeira vs Smith stats
Glover Teixeira stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Anthony Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 57% knock out percentage over Smith's 55%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 8 years, at 41 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 2 inches over Teixeira. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Teixeira was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2002, 5 years and 8 months earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 77 to Smith's 94.
Teixeira vs Smith form
Teixeira had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Misha Cirkunov at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
Before that, he had lost to Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
He had beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 208 on 11th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, United States.
Anthony Smith had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by submission 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 won against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by submission 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Smith had been fighting more than Glover Teixeira.
Going to this contest, Glover Teixeira had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 29 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing had been 9 months and 20 days ago.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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.