UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira

UFC Fight Night Preview

In the betting world, UFC fights have the potential to be the most significant events of the year. However, very few UFC events have quality throughout the entire card that UFC 249 possesses with two title fights and several grudge matches. Experts believe that UFC 249 could be the best sporting event of the year despite several fighters pulling out over safety concerns. This event contains the must-see return of Dominick Cruz who returns after a three-year hiatus and what a story it would be if he could dethrone Henry Cejudo on his return.

Be sure to check out our betting tips for the event down below.

UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira

Date: May 14th, 2020 Venue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Florida. Number of Fights: 12 Main Event: Anthony Smith Vs Glover Teixeira

If you’re looking for sports betting markets on UFC Fight Night events, look no further than 21.co.uk, we’ll have all the need to know information for the events, the tale of the tape for every single fight on the card and more. This event is UFC Fight Night which sees ‘Lionheart’ Anthony Smith take on Glover Teixeira in the main event and the co-main event is Ovince Saint Preux Vs Ben Rothwell in what should be an almighty slugfest. After a brilliant event at UFC 249, it is definitely worth checking out the UFC Betting markets available on site.

UFC Fight Night: Smith Vs Teixeira Main Card

For the main card of UFC Fight Night: Smith Vs Teixeira we will have a full tale of the tape and our preview for each fight alongside the reasons why we believe the fight will go down the way it will.

Anthony Smith Vs Glover Teixeira (Light Heavyweight, Main Card)

The main event of the evening sees Lionheart take on Glover Teixeira. Both fighters are KO specialists but Teixeira has focused a lot more on his ground game in recent fights which may help him against Smith who is very accomplished when the fight goes to the ground. Lionheart should pick up the win here but with a home invasion taking place just 1 month prior to this fight, questions may be asked over the mentality of the fighter.

Tale of the Tape

Name Anthony Smith Glover Teixeira
Nickname Lionheart N/A
Date Of Birth 26/07/1988 28/10/1979
Fighting out of Omaha, Nebraska Bethel, Connecticut
Record 33-14-0 30-7-0
Last Fight (W) Alexander Gustafsson, Submission (W) Nikita Krylov, Decision
Common Win Method KO 17/33 wins KO 17/30 wins
Height 6’4: 194cm 6’2: 188cm
Last Weight 206 lbs 204.5 lbs
Reach 76”: 193cm 76”: 203cm

Prediction: - Smith to win by decision: 9/2

Ovince Saint Preux Vs Ben Rothwell (Heavyweight, Main Card)

The reason we think this card has potential to be one of the best of the year is because of fights like this. Two knockout artists who will simply square up and fight which although isn’t the most intelligent move, always makes for interesting bouts. Neither of these fighters want the fight to go the distance but it will favour OSP in later rounds if he makes it that far.

Name Ovince Saint Preux Ben Rothwell
Nickname OSP Big Ben
Date Of Birth 08/04/1983 17/10/1981
Fighting out of Knoxville, Tennessee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Record 24-13-0 37-12-0
Last Fight (W) Michał Oleksiejczuk, Submission (W) Stefan Struve, TKO
Common Win Method KO 11/24 wins KO 28/37 wins
Height 6’3: 191cm 6’4: 194cm
Last Weight 206 lbs 265 lbs
Reach 80”: 203cm 80”: 203cm

Prediction: Ben Rothwell to win by KO: 12/5

Drew Dober Vs Alexander Hernandez (Lightweight, Main Card)

Alexander Hernandez but in a fantastic performance in his only UFC defeat against Donald Cerrone but the experience of the Cowboy proved fruitful on that occasion. Other than that fight, ‘Alexander the Great’ has shone and will look to do so again against Drew Dober, who has had a checkered record since joining the UFC but will see Hernandez as an great opportunity to move up the lightweight rankings. If Dober can finish the fight he has a chance but if this goes the distance we fancy Hernandez in our betting tips

Name Drew Dober Alexander Hernandez
Nickname N/A The Great
Date Of Birth 19/10/1988 01/10/1992
Fighting out of Denver, Colorado San Antonio, Texas
Record 22-9-0 11-2-0
Last Fight (W) Nasrat Haqparast, TKO (W) Francisco Trinaldo, Decision
Common Win Method KO 8/15 wins Decision 5/11 wins
Height 5’8: 173cm 5’9: 168cm
Last Weight 155.5 lbs 155 lbs
Reach 70”: 178cm 72”: 183cm

Our Prediction: Hernandez to win by decision: 9/5

Ray Borg Vs Ricky Simon (Bantamweight, Main Card)

Ricky Simon comes into this fight after a dreadful second half of 2019, with a 46 second knockout from Urijah Faber and a decision loss to Rob Font. The fight was a fantastic bout but that won’t matter to Simon he needs a win and he needs one now. The Tazmexican Devil on the other hand, has gone downhill since his Flyweight title loss to Demetrious Johnson, Borg looked good in the fight but was outclassed when Johnson landed a suplex into an armbar for the submission win. We think the downward spiral may continue here. ** Tale of the Tape**

Name Ray Borg Ricky Simon
Nickname The Tazmexican Devil N/A
Date Of Birth 04/08/1993 31/08/1992
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico Vancouver, Washington
Record 13-4-0 15-3-0
Last Fight (W) Rogério Bontorin, Decision (L) Rob Font, Decision
Common Win Method Sub & Dec 6/13 wins Decision 8/15 wins
Height 5’4: 163cm 5’6: 168cm
Last Weight 128 lbs 135.2 lbs
Reach 63”: 160cm 70”: 178cm

Our Prediction: - Ricky Simon to win by Decision: 11/10

Karl Roberson Vs Marvin Vettori (Middleweight, Main Card)

Marvin Vettori is aging like a fine wine in the UFC, when he made his debut aged 22, you could see he was a talented fighter but he was lacking in tactical knowhow. It appears he has now, he was unbeaten fighter Israel Adesanya’s most difficult challenge left and is getting better with every fight. We back the Italian Dream to win here and push on to bigger things. If you’re looking for something based on stats, we recommend going for Vettori by decision.

Tale of the Tape

Name Karl Roberson Marvin Vettori
Nickname Baby K The Italian Dream
Date Of Birth 04/10/1990 20/09/1993
Fighting out of Neptune, New Jersey Mezzocorona, Italy
Record 9-2-0 14-3-1
Last Fight (W) Roman Kopylov, Submission (W) Andrew Sanchez, Decision
Common Win Method Decision 4/9 wins Submission 8/14 wins
Height 6’1: 185cm 6’0: 183cm
Last Weight 185 lbs 185 lbs
Reach 74”: 188cm 74”: 188cm

Our Prediction: Vettori to win by Decision: Odds n/a

Preliminary Card

For the Preliminary Card, we’ve picked the four most significant fights in our opinion. In this case, that means that there isn’t a tale of the tape or a prediction for the Gabriel Benitez Vs Omar Morales and Chase Sherman Vs Ike Villanueva fights.

Andrei Arlovski Vs Philipe Lins (Heavyweight, Preliminary)

Tale of the Tape

Name Andrei Arlovski Philipe Lins
Nickname The Pitbull Monstro
Date Of Birth 04/02/1979 17/08/1985
Fighting out of Chicago, Illinois Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Record 28-19-0 14-3-0
Last Fight (L) Jairzinho Rozenstruik, KO (W) Josh Copeland, KO
Common Win Method KO 17/28 wins KO 8/14 wins
Height 6’3: 191cm 6’2: 188cm
Last Weight 244 lbs 234.8 lbs
Reach 77”: 196cm 71.5”: 182cm

Our Prediction: Lins by KO: 13/10

Michael Johnson Vs Thiago Moises (Lightweight, Preliminary)

Name Michael Johnson Thiago Moises
Nickname The Menace N/A
Date Of Birth 04/06/1986 23/03/1995
Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida Sao Paulo, Brazil
Record 19-15-0 12-4-0
Last Fight (L) Stevie Ray, Decision (L) Damir Ismagulov, Decision
Common Win Method Decision 9/19 wins Submission 5/12 wins
Height 5’10: 178cm 5’9: 175cm
Last Weight 156 lbs 156 lbs
Reach 73.5”: 187cm 70.5”: 179cm

Our Prediction: Moises by Submission: 4/1

Sijara Eubanks Vs Sarah Moras (Women’s Bantamweight, Preliminary)

Tale of the Tape

Name Sijara Eubanks Sarah Moras
Nickname Sarj Cheesecake
Date Of Birth 27/04/1985 30/04/1988
Fighting out of Maryland Kelowna, British Columbia
Record 4-4-0 6-5-0
Last Fight (L) Bathe Correia, Decision (W) Liana Jojua, TKO
Common Win Method KO & Decision 2/4 wins Sub 3/6 wins
Height 5’3: 160cm 5’7: 167cm
Last Weight 135 lbs 138 lbs
Reach 67”: 170cm 67”: 170cm

Our Prediction - Saijara Eubanks by Decision: 20/27

Hunter Azure Vs Brian Kelleher (Bantamweight, Preliminary)

Tale of the Tape

Name Hunter Azure Brian Kelleher
Nickname N/A Boom!
Date Of Birth 02/03/1992 19/08/1986
Fighting out of Phoenix, Arizona Selden, New York
Record 8-0-0 20-10-0
Last Fight (W) Brad Katona, Decision (W) Ode Osbourne, Submission
Common Win Method Decision 4/8 wins Submission 8/20 wins
Height 5’8: 173cm 5’6: 167cm
Last Weight 135.5 lbs 136 lbs
Reach 70.5”: 179cm 64”: 163cm

Our Prediction - Hunter Azure By Submission: 6/1