TOnthony Smith fight for the title if repeats the same performance he showed against Ryan Spann last weekend. The light heavyweight star has risen
TOnthony Smith fight for the title if repeats the same performance he showed against Ryan Spann last weekend. The light heavyweight star has risen to fourth place from No. 6 in the UFC division rankings.
‘Corazn de Len’, as the pgil is known, achieved its third consecutive victory when he submitted Spann at UFC Vegas 37. Smith surpassed Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes in the division rankings to have only one ahead of Aleksandar Rakic, Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira on their way to first place. .
Rakic defeated ‘Corazn de Len’ in August 2020 by unanimous decision. With a win over Spann, Smith can now have his rematch. However, Spann remains an unranked fighter on the UFC roster.
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Usually, the fighters end the fight on a good note, shake hands, hug and bury the conflicts they have had inside the ring. But Smith made sure to remind Spann of the words he had been saying to him.
In the post-match interview, ‘Corazn de Len’ stated: “This may sound arrogant or pretentious, but I have earned the respect of my teammates. I put a lot of work into this match. I have sacrificed my entire life to be here. in the position I am in right now, moments with my children, friends, life opportunities. I have worked a lifetime on this and most of my colleagues respect me. That is all I ask, “he added.
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