Tag: Anthony Smith

Rockhold questions Smith’s title shot: It will be over in less than a round

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com Upon his announcement of his move up to light heavyweight, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold wanted a fight against Jon Jones. Instead, the current 205-pound title holder was booked to face Anthony Smith for his first defense since reclaiming the belt at UFC 232 in December. Smith […]

Luke Rockhold doesn’t understand Anthony Smith receiving UFC title shot: ‘He couldn’t sniff a top 10 at middleweight’

By Jose Youngs@JoseYoungs MMAfighting.com Former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold’s days at 185 pounds are no more. The American Kickboxing Academy product had been hinting for months about jumping up to the light heavyweight division. But after several injuries forced him to watch from the sideline for all of 2018, Rockhold decided […]

Morning Report: Anthony Smith says he is in talks to face Jon Jones this year

By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew Over the weekend, Jon Jones returned to MMA with a bang, stopping Alexander Gustafsson in the third round of the UFC 232 main event to reclaim his light heavyweight title. Afterwards, the conversation quickly turned to whether he would move up to heavyweight to chase down his rival, Daniel Cormier, but Jones seems content to […]

Anthony Smith gives prediction for Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232

By MMA Fighting Newswire MMAfighting.com One of the most interested observers on Dec. 29 when Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson go to battle for the light heavyweight title at UFC 232 will be Anthony Smith. A former middleweight turned 205-pound contender, Smith snagged a top spot in the UFC’s light heavyweight rankings following his UFC Moncton victory over Volkan […]

UFC rankings overhauled after Anthony Smith wins, Johnson and Alvarez depart for Asia

mmamania.com By Jesse Holland   Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The times, they are a-changin’ Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) overhauled its official rankings in the wake of last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 138 mixed martial arts (MMA) event (results here), the first major update since Conor McGregor headlined UFC 229 last month in […]