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Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira Betting Tips - Can Smith make it two in a row?

  • Anthony Smith can book a rematch with Jon Jones if he wins on Thursday
Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith meets Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 171 (Getty Images)
 

Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira Betting Tips


Two of the in-form fighters of the light heavyweight division meet on Thursday in Jacksonville as Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira clash at UFC Fight Night 171.

Both men are on won their previous fights in convincing fashion, and another win here could see them next in line to face the champion Jon Jones.

Anthony Smith Stats


  • Nationality: United States
  • Height: 6' 4
  • Weight: 205 Lbs.
  • Age: 31
  • Professional MMA record: 33-13-0 (18 KO 12 SUB)

Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith pushed Jon Jones to his limits in their UFC 235 bout (Getty Images)

Anthony Smith History


Smith is fighting for the first time since his decision loss to Jon Jones back at UFC 235. The bout was the first time that Jones had looked vulnerable in the cage for a long time and solidified Smith's position as a contender of the future.

Smith's last bout was a fourth round submission win over Alexander Gustafsson back in June, and another win on Thursday could see him rematch Jones in the coming months.


Glover Teixeira Stats


  • Nationality: Brazil
  • Height: 6' 2
  • Weight: 205 Lbs.
  • Age: 40
  • Professional MMA record: 30-7-0 (17 KO 8 SUB)

Glover Teixeira
Glover Teixeira is on a three fight win streak (Getty Images)

Glover Teixeira History


Glover Teixeira is potentially in the best form of his career at the ripe old age of 40 after recording three-straight wins dating back to January of last year. His first two bouts of the streak were ultra-impressive, recording a first round submission against Karl Robertson before repeating the dose in round two against Ion Cutelaba just three months later.

Anthony Smith is the best opponent he has faced in years and while his form is hard to deny, Smith is a different beast.


Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira Odds


Anthony Smith is the $1.54 favourite with Glover Teixeira priced at $2.44. 

The fight is priced at $3.45 to go the distance.


Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira Stats


  • Glover Teixeira has won his last three-straight fights
  • Anthony Smith has won seven of his last eight fights
  • Only three of Anthony Smith's 11 UFC career fights have gone the distance

Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira UFC Fight Night 171 FAQ

Where is the Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira fight taking place?

The Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira fight is taking place at UFC Fight Night 161 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

What time is the Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira fight?

Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira will happen at 1:10pm AEST on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Where can I watch the Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira live stream online?

Check our live streaming page on bets.com.au to see where to watch the Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira live stream online.

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Verdict

Anthony Smith is the far superior fight at this stage of their respective careers and should have no problems defeating his opponent. A KO/TKO stoppage looks the most likely method of victory.

Best Bet: Anthony Smith To Win @-185.19 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Value Bet: Anthony Smith Via KO/TKO @109 at bet365 Sport NJ - 5 Units

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Betting Slip | 14 May 2020

Anthony Smith v Glover Teixeira