UFC 277 Highlight Video: Magomed Ankalaev Overcomes Injured Anthony Smith

By Tudor Leonte  |  July 31, 2022  |  No Comments

It wasn't Anthony Smith's night.

Former light heavyweight title contender Smith (36-17, 11-7 UFC) had a tough night at the office as he locked horns with 205-pound surging prospect Magomed Ankalaev (17-1, 9-1 UFC). Apparently, "Lionheart" injured his ankle during the opening frame, where his Russian opponent landed a variety of leg and body kicks. In Round 2, Smith called guard and moved the action on the mat but was punished by Ankalaev with a barrage of punches until the referee stopped the clash at the 3:09 mark. After the fight, Smith claimed his leg was broken.

30-year-old Ankalaev is now riding an impressive nine-bout winning streak.

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