UFC gentle heavyweight contender Anthony Smith suffered a devastating technical knockout loss to ageing veteran Glover Teixeira, who turned again the clock final night time (Weds., Could 13, 2020) and smashed “Lionheart” within the UFC Jacksonville important occasion, which happened on ESPN+ from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Along with a busted nostril, in addition to a damaged orbital bone, Smith misplaced two of his everlasting enamel (one within the entrance and one towards the again). The previous middleweight reached out and handed one to referee Jason Herzog halfway by way of the struggle.
“I couldn’t preserve my mouthpiece in place because of the lacking tooth,” Smith instructed Ariel Helwani. “I appeared down and it was on the canvas. So I grabbed it and handed it to him.”
Smith, 31, drops to 33-15 with the fifth-round end and can possible be out of motion for the rest of the yr. Teixeira, in the meantime, improves to 31-7 only a few months shy of his 41st birthday.
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