Anthony Smith Violence Compilation

Anthony Smith
Anthony Smith kicks Elvis Mutapcic in the throat during The Ultimate Fighter Finale event inside the Pearl concert theater at the Palms Resort & Casino on December 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Despite his tenure in Strikeforce (RIP) and a brief UFC stint, Anthony Smith has not received significant recognition from fans.

After 10 years as a professional, the 29-year-old has a chance to steal the spotlight in his main event bout against Mauricio Shogun Rua at UFC Hamburg.

At 6’4, Smith was a massive middleweight, thrashing countless opponents with power and fury. Over time he has refined his approach and emphasized accuracy, timing, and craft to land game-changing strikes. His first go at light heavyweight was a brief, nasty affair against Rashad Evans.

On top of his muay thai stylings, “Lionheart” has an active submission attack and has a knack for ending up in high-paced scrambles.

Check out the most exciting highlights from throughout his career.

Anthony Smith Violence Compilation

Smith has received some criticism in the past for fighting against type. As a lanky middleweight, it would have been best to stay at range and use his effective straights and long kicks to pick apart his shorter opponents.

He would stick to this at times, but the most explosive moments were always when Smith bit down, storming forward with elbows and knees. At 205, his ability to infight is going to come in handy when he meets competition his size.

We at MMASucka love Shogun, but look forward to the battle that awaits us on Saturday.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. […] Anthony “Lionheart” Smith grew up in Nebraska City. The UFC light heavyweight has been on a meteoric rise to the top of the division over the past several months. Smith is coming off back to back first round knockouts of two legends, Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua. He is scheduled to take on Volkan Oezdemir in October 2018. So far the 30-year-old Smith has enough professional wins to tie his age with 30 professional victories. It is very possible Smith could be on the doorstep of a title shot should he become victorious over Oezdemir. […]

  2. […] Ray, 28, won five of six — including victories over veterans Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon — before running into Paul Felder and Kajan Johnson. Ayari, 26, makes his UFC lightweight debut after a 1-1 stint in the welterweight division. He most recently came up short against top-ranked Darren Till in May 2017. UFC Moncton is headlined by heavy hitters Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. […]

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