FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week: Anthony “Lionheart” Smith
By Kieran Cobley
Anthony Smith takes this week’s FoTW honours after he beat Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night Moncton by submission in the third round.
It wasn’t plain sailing for “Lionheart” though, as Volkan dominated the first two rounds with his superior striking and some good grappling exchanges.
Smith kept his composure though, and in the third round he seized his moment, where he secured a single leg takedown on Volkan, before quickly taking his back, and locking in the RNC, forcing Volkan to tap out.
This is Smith’s third win in a row, taking him to 31-13 with this being his 11th victory by submission, and with this win Smith’s name is now being mentioned alongside the phrase “title shot”.
The winner of Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones will no doubt be Smith’s next fight, with Smith now being one of gatherings hottest properties in the UFC right now.
If things go Smith’s way, he could be the light heavyweight champion by the end of next year.
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