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 32 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Anthony Smith made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out and 13 by submission.
The stats suggested Teixeira had a slight advantage in power over Smith, with a 56% knock out percentage over Smith's 53%.
Glover Teixeira was the older man by 9 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 11 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
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 defeated 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 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated 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 beat 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 lost to Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night 125 on 3rd February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Mangueirinho Gymnasium, Belem, Brazil.
Teixeira's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.