Anthony Smith is probably the hardest contender in the UFC. This is the person who could have given it up in a UFC title battle against Jon Jones a year ago – after Jones shot him with an illicit knee in the fourth round. On the off chance that Smith had remained on the canvas, he most likely would have won the light heavyweight belt by means of Jones’ preclusion. That, thusly, presumably would have set up a quick rematch against Jones. What’s more, that would have approached cash.
Yet, Smith didn’t stop in that battle. Nor did he quit in his last one, in May, when Glover Teixeira beat him to the point of his teeth dropping out. Smith lost numerous teeth that night, endured a wrecked orbital and a messed up nose. Furthermore, that was under four months back.
UFC Fight Night
There are a great deal of approaches to take a gander at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night headliner between Smith (33-15, 8-4 in the UFC) and Aleksandar Rakic (12-2, 4-1 UFC), which will occur at the UFC’s Apex office in Las Vegas. Rakic is positively intriguing. He’s 28 and resembles a potential title challenger later on.
In any case, as Smith, a veteran of about 50 expert battles, gets ready to go into a headliner against a very genuine up-and-comer, under four months eliminated from a misfortune that knocked some people’s socks off basically due to its sheer mercilessness, one can’t resist the urge to seek after Smith’s prosperity as much as an imprint in the success section.
However, a quarter of a year eliminated from that unpleasant misfortune, Smith is back in the Octagon to confront another intense test in Rakic. The 28-year-old Austrian had his 12-battle series of wins snapped in December by means of a hard-battled split-choice misfortune to Volkan Oezdemir. Regardless of Rakic being positioned eighth to Smith’s No. 5 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings, he is presently recorded as the most loved entering the session. Presently, he needs to show why that is in the Octagon on Saturday night.