Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira to headline UFC Lincoln




Anthony Smith

A light heavyweight bout between ex-challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira  will serve as headliner for UFC Lincoln. On April 25, 2020 the fighters will head to Nebraska to test each other’s mettle and fighting abilities in the octagon. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced the matchup yesterday.

After an unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones in a championship bout at UFC 235 – Jones vs. Smith, followed by a 4-round rear-naked choke win over another former challenger Alexander Gustafsson (Sweden) in June 2019, 31-year-old Anthony Smith (33-14-0 ММА | 8-4-0 UFC | 2-0-0 Bellator) occupies the third spot among the UFC’s top fifteen middleweights and goes 4-1-0 (W-L-D) in his last 5 fights.

Glover Teixeira will be back in the octagon for the first time since his split decision win over Nikita Krylov (Russia) in September 2019. The 40-year old will look to pick up a forth straight victory on April 25, 2020. The Brazilian has a record of 30 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws (13-5-0 UFC). Right now, he is ranked as the #9 contender in the UFC light heavyweight division.

Including the most recent additions, the current UFC Lincoln lineup now looks like this:

Glover Teixeira Vs Anthony Smith
Cynthia Calvillo Vs Antonina Shevchenko
Evan Dunham Vs Michael Johnson
Anthony Rocco Martin Vs David Zawada
Zak Cummings Vs Andrew Sanchez

 

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