Anthony Smith has revealed his plans to function the backup fighter for ‘Teixeira vs. Hill’ at UFC 283.
It is going to be Glover Teixeira (33-8MMA) and Jamahal Hill (11-1 MMA) dealing with off within the mild heavyweight fundamental occasion at UFC 283 on Saturday, January twenty first on the Jeunesse Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Teixeira, 43, had a document 6 wins in a row previous to his most up-to-date loss to Jiri Prochazka (29-3 MMA) this previous June at UFC 275.
Hill, 31, has gained 3 fights in a row coming into the headliner at UFC 283.
Hill was initially scheduled to struggle Smith on March eleventh of 2023, however was pulled to be able to give himself the title alternative at UFC 283 towards Teixeira.
Anthony Smith (36-17 MMA) whereas working the ESPN desk this previous weekend revealed that he shall be going to Brazil to function the backup fighter (h/t MMAJunkie):
“I’m. I’m going to fly to Brazil. I’m going to weigh in at 205 kilos. I don’t suspect that these guys are gonna have issues, they’re each professionals, but when one thing does occur, I’ll be there to step in.”
Smith has provided to assist Hill in coaching camp. Smith and Teixeira have a historical past, they met again in Could of 2020 the place it was ‘Lionheart’ who was defeated by TKO.
“It’s not that bizarre to me. He known as me the Sunday as quickly because the struggle was over. His supervisor requested me Saturday would I be keen to after which I didn’t truly suppose Jamahal was gonna ask, (however) he did. We’ve talked a number of occasions over the week. I don’t suppose it’s a secret the place Glover has the most important benefit right here. It’s gonna be on the bottom.”
Concluding Anthony Smith believes he could be an asset to Jamahal Hill saying:
“Jamahal Hill is implausible on his ft, he’s harmful, large energy in his palms. I don’t suspect Glover is gonna be standing with him for very lengthy. So I’ve a novel expertise with Glover. I spent 5 rounds with him. I’m a high-level blackbelt in jiu-jitsu. I feel that I do carry numerous issues to the desk that may assist Jamahal a minimum of in that aspect of the sport.”
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