UFC Fight Night 173 is headlined by Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira. Bets are suggesting that smith will emerge successfully from the octagon. Online sportsbooks in Brazil are ready to take your bets on the Smith v Teixeira match. The fight will take place in the Pinnacle Blank Arena (Lincoln).
In this betting preview, we are going to check the players’ background in their previous matches and late performances in order to estimate the possible outcome of the fight.
The fighting style is going to be similar – Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira bets
Anthony “Lionheart” Smith is a 31 years old fighter. In his meantime, he is a father of 3. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is focusing on grappling which is quite visible from his score. From his 32 wins, there is 12 submission, however, he also has 17 KO meaning that he is not afraid to use his fist and elbow once the enemy. And why he would be. With his 193 centimeters height and 93 kilograms of weight, he doesn’t have much to be afraid of.
Teixeira is in his 40s, with a height of 188 centimeters and the same weight of curse as his opponent. There are not too many physical differences in reach or any other way that could have a match determining power. Teixeira has a second level black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and 7th-degree blackbelt in Kajukenbo. From his 37 fights, he has 30 wins and 17 with KO. He is currently on 3 times winning streak.
Where the parallels meat
Both fighters were fighting against Alexander Gustaffson. Teixeira met him in 2017, while Smith had in the same bout with him in 2019. While smith was taking out Gustaffson during 4 rounds and with a rear neck choke submission, Teixeira was going on with him for 5 rounds in 2017. 1 minute into round 5 Teixeira was punched to KO. While we should not run into conclusions by this information, the odds of Anthony Smith vs Glover Teixeira bets are really against Teixeira.
We also should add that Smith is coming back after many surgeries that he was undergoing during the summer. According to him the recovering and the coming back was hard but he is ready. I’d say that despite his surgeries Smith is coming back with higher potential. However, Teixeira is in great shape with 3 spectacular wins behind him. Is he going to be able to keep up his winning strike? I wouldn’t think so.
Anyways, online sportsbooks in the US are ready to take your bets on this game. This is one of the best odds that I had found: Smith pays 1.48 times the money you bet on him and Teixeira pays 2.7 times your bet.