Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira Predictions, Picks, UFC Fight Night 173 Odds
Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira
UFC Fight Night 173
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Anthony Smith will face off against Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 173 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The opening moneyline has Smith priced at -160 while Teixeira is coming in at +140.
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith holds a mark of 32-14-0. The 31-year-old tips the scales at 205 lbs and comes in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Glover Teixeira measures in at 6'2" and weighs 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter looks to add a win to his career total of 30-7-0. The 40-year-old has a reach of 76". In terms of significant strikes, Anthony Smith connects on 3.06 per minute and Glover Teixeira is connecting on 3.41 significant strikes per minute. Smith is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Teixeira is landing 44%. When it comes to defending in the cage, "Lionheart" takes 4.28 significant strikes per min while Teixeira allows 3.84. Smith also defends 44% of the significant strikes that are thrown his way and Teixeira is able to defend against 54% of the shots thrown his way.
In terms of grappling, Anthony Smith is the not as competent as a wrestler as he takes his opponents to the mat 0.41 times per 15 min. Smith is scoring a takedown on 26% of the times he tries and defending 51% of the takedowns his opponents try. Teixeira is taking his opponents to the mat on 38% of his takedown attempts and thwarting 60% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. In terms of submission attempts, Smith is the lesser skilled of the two fighters by attempting 0.8 finishes per 15 minutes while Teixeira goes for 1.1 finishes per 3 rds.
In his previous fight, Anthony Smith fought Alexander Gustafsson and took home the win by rear naked choke in round 4. Gustafsson ended up landing 73 of 152 total strikes attempted in that fight. Smith ended the night having landed 51 of 107 total strikes. Concerning significant strikes, Gustafsson landed 72 of 151, which gave him a percentage of 47%. He finished the fight landing 26 of 79 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Smith landed 47% of his significant strikes by landing 49 of 104. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he connected on 19 of 62 to the head. 97% of the significant strikes landed by Gustafsson and 89% of them connected on by Smith were tallied at distance.
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In the last bout for Glover Teixeira, he went up against Nikita Krylov and ended up getting the victory in the fight via split decision in round 3. Krylov landed 78% of his significant strikes at distance while Teixeira connected on 51% of his significant strikes at distance. Teixeira connected on 60% of his significant strikes attempted by landing 43 of 71. He ended up landing 39 of 67 significant strikes to the head. Krylov ended up landing 47 of 95 significant strikes in that contest. In regard to the placement of these significant strikes, he ended up landing 20 of 66 aimed at the head. In terms of total strikes that he let go in that fight, Krylov ended up landing 74 of 123 while Teixeira ended up landing 85 of 119 of the strikes he threw in total.
Other fights on the card to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ben Rothwell squares up against Ovince Saint Preux. Rothwell has a mark of 37-12-0. The 38-year-old tips the scales at 265 lbs and measures in at 6'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 78". Saint Preux stands in at 6'3" and is weighing in at 230 lbs. The southpaw fighter steps into the Octagon holding a record of 24-13-0. The 37-year-old has a wingspan of 80". When it comes to grappling, Ben Rothwell scores a takedown 0.66 times per 15 minutes and Ovince Saint Preux takes his opponents down 1.34 times per 3 rds. When it comes to striking, Rothwell is landing 3.34 strikes per min and landing 42% of the strikes that he attempts. On the other side we have Ovince Saint Preux, who tags his opponent on 46% of the strikes he has tried and connects on 2.59 per min.
An additional fight that you're going to want to see is when Drew Dober is set to enter the Octagon against Alexander Hernandez. Hernandez steps into the cage holding a record of 11-2-0. The 27-year-old tips the scales at 155 lbs and measures in at 5'9". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Dober measures in at 5'8" and will fight at 155 lbs. The southpaw fighter comes into this fight with a mark of 22-9-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 70". When it comes to takedowns, Alexander Hernandez is able to defend against 57% of the takedowns his opponents attempt and is finishing his takedown tries on 30% of his tries. Dober is taking his opponents down on 17% of his attempts and is able to deflect 62% of the takedowns his opponents attempt. With reference to striking, Hernandez is taking 3.25 strikes/min while he is dishing out 3.07 strikes/minute. Dober, moreover, takes 4.16 strikes/minute and connects on 4.51 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anthony Smith (-160)
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