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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 9 years, at 42 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, 79 to Smith's 96.
Teixeira vs Smith form
Teixeira had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Nikita Krylov at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on 27th April 2019 by split decision in the 2nd round at BB&T Center, Sunrise, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Karl Roberson at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by split decision in the 1st round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Before 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.
He had won against Misha Cirkunov at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.
Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by submission in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Volkan Oezdemir 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 defeated Maur cio Rua at UFC Fight Night 134 on 22nd July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
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.
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, 8 months and 2 days ago, while Anthony Smith's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 15 days ago.
Teixeira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.