Anthony Smith News
Anthony Smith targets summer return against 'exciting' opponent: "That would be fun"
Josh Evanoff - February 8, 2024
Anthony Smith questions Paulo Costa’s status as heavy-hitting knockout artist: “He hasn’t knocked out anybody in a while”
Harry Kettle - February 2, 2024
Anthony Smith explains why Brock Lesnar vs. Jim Miller is a 50/50 fight
Josh Evanoff - January 10, 2024
Anthony Smith says he was in a “dark place” following his knockout loss to Khalil Rountree Jr.
Susan Cox - January 3, 2024
Pros react after Khalil Roundtree Jr. TKO's Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 83
Chris Taylor - December 9, 2023
UFC Vegas 83 Results: Khalil Roundtree Jr. stops Anthony Smith (Video)
Chris Taylor - December 9, 2023
We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC Vegas 83 results, including the co-main event between Anthony Smith and Khalil Roundtree Jr. Smith (37-18 MMA) was last seen in action at August’s UFC Singapore event, where he earned a split decision win over Ryan Spann. That victory snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘Lionheart’, as the 35-year-old veteran had previously suffered setbacks to Johnny Walker and Magomed Ankalaev.
Daniel Cormier believes Anthony Smith “let pride get in the way” by not allowing DQ in 2019 title fight with Jon Jones
Harry Kettle - December 8, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes Anthony Smith allowed his pride to get in the way during his fight against Jon Jones in 2019. In the eyes of many, Jon Jones is the greatest of all time. He built that reputation by running through numerous light heavyweight stars, which included a run between 2018 and 2020 after making his long-awaited return. One of his opponents was Anthony Smith, who he battled at UFC 235.
Anthony Smith explains why taking the belt from Alex Pereira "would mean more" to him
Cole Shelton - December 7, 2023
Anthony Smith believes he could get a title shot with a win at UFC Vegas 83. Smith stepped up on short notice to face Khalil Rountree in the co-main event on Saturday. It’s a key fight for the division, and although Jamahal Hill is likely to be next in line, Smith thinks he can make it clear he’s next in line with a great performance on Saturday.
Anthony Smith doesn't think Jon Jones owes anyone anything amid Tom Aspinall's call to have UFC champion stripped
Fernando Quiles - December 7, 2023
Anthony Smith doesn’t feel Jon Jones should be stripped of the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Interim titleholder Tom Aspinall has been calling for Jones to vacate the gold due to suffering a torn pectoral muscle, which forced his planned title defense against Stipe Miocic off the UFC 295 card. Aspinall ended up knocking out Sergei Pavlovich in just over one minute to lay claim to the interim gold.
Michael Bisping explains why he’s picking Anthony Smith to defeat Khalil Rountree on short notice
Susan Cox - November 27, 2023
Anthony Smith claims Alex Pereira’s “stoic serial killer” look is just an act: “No you’re not”
Susan Cox - November 9, 2023
Anthony Smith claims Alex Pereira’s ‘stoic serial killer’ look is just an act. This Saturday, November 11th will see Alex Pereira (8-2 MMA) facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Jiří Procházka (29-3 MMA) in the main event for the vacant light heavyweight belt at UFC 295 which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Anthony Smith still backing Jon Jones in possible Francis Ngannou clash: "Would've left there without a mark on his face"
Josh Evanoff - November 8, 2023
UFC light-heavyweight Anthony Smith is still backing Jon Jones if he ever faces Francis Ngannou. ‘The Predator’ returned to action late last month in Saudi Arabia in the boxing ring against Tyson Fury. There, Francis Ngannou turned in a spirited effort, knocking down ‘The Gypsy King’ in round three. However, it wasn’t enough to earn a win, as the boxer instead scored a split-decision victory.
Anthony Smith explains why there was no foul in Islam Makhachev’s knockout win over Alexander Volkanovski: “The rule is that you can't target the back of the head”
Harry Kettle - October 27, 2023
UFC fighter Anthony Smith has explained why there was nothing wrong with Islam Makhachev’s finishing sequence against Alexander Volkanovski. Last weekend at UFC 294, Islam Makhachev knocked Alexander Volkanovski out and successfully retained the UFC lightweight championship. In doing so, he cemented his status as the best 155-pounder in the world.
Anthony Smith claps back at Alex Pereira: "You want a f*****g rival, you got one right here"
Cole Shelton - August 29, 2023
Anthony Smith has responded to Alex Pereira. When it was announced that Pereira would be going up to light heavyweight, Smith said it was a fight he would love to have, but also thought the Brazilian would struggle at 205lbs. That didn’t sit well with Pereira would took to his YouTube channel to take aim at Smith in a lengthy rant.
Alex Pereira sounds off on “washed up” Anthony Smith for bashing other fighters: “He never amounted to anything”
Fernando Quiles - August 28, 2023
Pros react after Anthony Smith defeats Ryan Spann at UFC Singapore
Chris Taylor - August 26, 2023
Today’s UFC Singapore co-main event featured a light heavyweight rematch between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann. The pair had previously collided in September of 2021, with ‘Lionheart’ emerging victorious by way of first-round submission.
UFC Singapore Results: Anthony Smith defeats Ryan Spann (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - August 26, 2023
We have you covered for all of today’s UFC Singapore results, including the co-main event between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann. The light heavyweight standouts previously met in September of 2021, with ‘Lionheart’ emerging victorious by way of first-round submission.
Anthony Smith says he wouldn’t still be fighting if he didn’t believe he could become a UFC champion: “The whole reason I’m still here and still in this journey is the title”
Susan Cox - August 25, 2023
Anthony Smith is sharing that he wouldn’t still be fighting if he didn’t still believe he could become a UFC champion. It will be Anthony Smith (36-18 MMA) in a rematch with Ryan Spann (21-8 MMA) this Saturday, August 26th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, in Singapore.
Anthony Smith says taking Ryan Spann rematch shows he's like Donald Cerrone by fighting "anybody, anytime, anyplace"
Cole Shelton - August 23, 2023
Anthony Smith said he wanted to be a bigger Donald Cerrone and he feels like he’s showing that. Smith is set to rematch Ryan Spann in the co-main event of UFC Singapore on Saturday. The two fought back in September of 2021 with Smith winning by first-round submission. Since then, Smith has lost back-to-back fights to Magomed Anklaaev and Johnny Walker.
Anthony Smith “not impressed” with the Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul boxing match: “They sh*t the bed”
Harry Kettle - August 10, 2023
Anthony Smith blames TUF 31 editing for falsely portraying Conor McGregor
Susan Cox - July 4, 2023
Anthony Smith is blaming The Ultimate Fighter 31 editing team for falsely portraying Conor McGregor. TUF 31 has seen coach Conor McGregor’s team winless in the first five matches of the season. That of course means opposing coach Michael Chandler’s team are riding high with no losses to date.
Anthony Smith explains why he looks forward to seeing UFC champion Amanda Nunes retire: “Sometimes I almost feel bad for her”
Harry Kettle - June 7, 2023
Anthony Smith has explained why he looks forward to seeing Amanda Nunes ride off into the sunset and retire. For so long now, Amanda Nunes has been considered the greatest female fighter of all time. She’s a two-weight world champion in the UFC, she’s beaten the best of the best, and she’s done so in a convincing fashion. The Brazilian sensation is one of a kind, and this weekend, she’ll return to action when she defends her bantamweight crown against Irene Aldana at UFC 289.
Anthony Smith thinks Kamaru Usman is in for a "tough fight" against Khamzat Chimaev
Fernando Quiles - May 26, 2023
Anthony Smith believes it could be tough sledding for Kamaru Usman in a showdown with Khamzat Chimaev. Usman, the former UFC Welterweight Champion, has been calling to fight Chimaev. “Borz” has responded, also expressing his desire for the matchup. The initial holdup appears to have been Usman wanting to make it a catchweight fight. With that said, UFC President Dana White insists “The Nigerian Nightmare” is pounding the table for the match.
Johnny Walker still confused by Anthony Smith's mid-fight comments: "I haven't attacked anyone's family"
Josh Evanoff - May 24, 2023
UFC light-heavyweight contender Johnny Walker is still confused by Anthony Smith’s mid-fight comments. The Brazilian is fresh off his return at UFC Charlotte earlier this month. There, Walker faced ‘Lionheart’, who entered the fight after a loss to Magomed Ankalaev last July. Heading into their co-main event showcase earlier this month, both men were hoping to earn a potential title shot.
Anthony Smith hits back at retirement talk after loss to Johnny Walker: "Not going out like that"
Josh Evanoff - May 17, 2023
Anthony Smith admits he has a "glaring hole" in his game following Johnny Walker loss
Lewis Simpson - May 17, 2023
In the wake of his defeat to Johnny Walker at UFC Charlotte, Anthony Smith has admitted he has a “glaring hole” in his game. On Saturday past, Smith and Walker met at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The light heavyweight contest was scheduled for three rounds after being demoted to the co-headliner, with Jailton Almedia and Jairinzho Rozenstruik taking the main event spot.
Michael Bisping sounds off on “hater” for suggesting Anthony Smith “was smashed” by Johnny Walker at UFC on ABC 4
Harry Kettle - May 15, 2023
MMA analyst Michael Bisping has hit out at a “hater” for implying that Anthony Smith got smashed in his defeat to Johnny Walker. Last weekend, Anthony Smith fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of Johnny Walker. While it did wind up going to the judges’ scorecards, it was clear to see that Smith had taken a decent amount of punishment. In the eyes of many, Walker could’ve – and perhaps should’ve – been able to secure a finish in the third and final round.